When we think of historical places which date back thousands of years it’s natural to think of the Pyramids, Stonehenge or the ruins of ancient Mesopotamia. Yet Scotland’s Orkney region - an archipelago made up of over 70 islands - boasts some of the very best Neolithic sites on the planet. With some dating back over 5,000 years, these eye-opening ancient constructions might just nudge a lot of people to redefine their perceptions of ancient civilization. Indeed, Orkney is now recognized by UNESCO as having a vital collection of prehistoric cultural sites.