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Papa Westray

Together with a professional ornithologist friend I travelled to Papa Westray, one of the most northerly of the Orkney Islands, off the north coast of mainland Scotland, for a few days birdwatching.

 

As we walked along the coastline we came across this ancient site which is called Knap of Howar. These Neolithic stone-built houses are the earliest North European dwellings known to exist, dating back to 3,800 BC. The houses are furnished with original hearths, pits, stores and stone benches.

 

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Taken on May 28, 2012