Since I've taken you to Orkney, I can't leave without reminding you about the most spectacular concentration of Neolithic Sites in the World. Four great stone monuments lie within a few hundred yards of each other, and a stone village is a few kilometres away.
You can enter the tomb, but no photographs allowed, so this photo is borrowed from the internet too.
Now off in a distant northern corner of our densely inhabited world, it is hard to believe that this area of Orkney was once the stone-age cultural centre of the world. Skara Brae, the stone temple and stone monuments all pre-date Newgrange, Stonehenge and the pyramids of Egypt. I find it almost impossible to believe, but this monumental stone building culture spread out from Orkney which was its cultural centre. Sure puts a different perspective on these distant northern isles!