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Midhowe Chambered Cairn © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A huge and impressive megalithic chambered tomb of Neolithic date in an oval mound, with 12 stalls.

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  • St Magnus Church © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    St Magnus Church (HS)

    Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    The complete but roofless ruin of a 12th century church with a round tower, situated on the site where St Magnus was…

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  • Cubbie Row's Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Cubbie Row's Castle (HS)

    Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    This is one of the earliest stone castles to survive in Scotland, built in about 1145.

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  • Odin Tours of Orkney
    Odin Tours of Orkney

    Evie, Stromness, Orkney, KW17 2PH

    Personalised private guided tours of Orkney. German and English speaking guide available.

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  • Hackness Martello Tower © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Hackness Martello Tower (HS)

    Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ

    The tower, one of only three Martello Towers in Scotland, was built in 1815 to protect the Longhope anchorage.

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  • Great Orkney Tours
    Great Orkney Tours

    Tankerness, Orkney, KW17 2QS

    I am a fully qualified Green Badge Tourist Guide. Let me drive you around the islands telling you the history.

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  • Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn  (HS)
    Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS)

    Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    A Neolithic chambered cairn with unusual arrangement of two burial chambers, one above the other.

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  • Widewall Bay
    Widewall Bay

    Scotland, UK

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  • Broch of Gurness © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Broch of Gurness (HS)

    Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH

    Surrounded by a warren of Iron Age buildings, this broch probably dates to the first century AD.

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    Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS)
    Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS)

    Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2

    The gaunt remains of the residence of Robert Stewart, Earl of Orkney, constructed in the late 16th century round a courtyard.

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  • Noltland Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Noltland Castle (HS)

    Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17

    A fine, ruined Z-plan tower, built between 1560 and 1573 but never completed. Remarkable for its large number of gun loops.

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  • Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)
    Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)

    Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    A fine Neolithic chambered cairn with three concentric walls and a burial chamber with three large cells.

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  • Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)

    Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    A low mound covering a Neolithic chambered tomb with four cells. Contained the bones of men, dogs and oxen when discovered.

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  • Bay of Creekland
    Bay of Creekland

    Scotland, UK

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  • Eynhallow Church © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Eynhallow Church (HS)

    Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    Ruined 12th century monastic church and post-medieval domestic buildings.

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  • 1 Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    2 St Magnus Church (HS) Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    3 Cubbie Row's Castle (HS) Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    4 Odin Tours of Orkney Evie, Stromness, Orkney, KW17 2PH
    5 Hackness Martello Tower (HS) Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ
    6 Great Orkney Tours Tankerness, Orkney, KW17 2QS
    7 Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    8 Widewall Bay Scotland, UK
    9 Broch of Gurness (HS) Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH 4 stars
    10 Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS) Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2
    11 Noltland Castle (HS) Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17
    12 Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    13 Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    14 Bay of Creekland Scotland, UK
    15 Eynhallow Church (HS) Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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