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Knap O' Hower © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
Knap o' Howar (HS)

Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK

Probably the oldest standing stone houses in Europe, dating from the early Neolithic period.

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  • Pier Arts Centre
    Pier Arts Centre

    Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AA

    This outstanding modern art gallery displays work by Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Andrew Wallis. Lively programme…

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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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  • 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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  • Odin Tours of Orkney
    Odin Tours of Orkney

    Longhope, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3PA

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

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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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  • Tormiston Mill (HS)
    Tormiston Mill (HS)

    Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH

    An excellent late example of a Scottish watermill, circa 1880, with a 4 metre diameter iron water wheel driving three...

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  • Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS)

    Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    A massive tomb with long, narrow chamber divided into three, with 14 beehive cells opening onto the walls.

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  • Stones of Stenness (HS)
    Stones of Stenness (HS)

    Stromness, Orkney, KW17

    The remains of a stone circle around a hearth, surrounded by a circular earthen bank or henge.

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  • Maes Howe © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Maes Howe (HS)

    Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA

    One of the finest Neolithic buildings in north-west Europe.

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    Explore Orkney
    Explore Orkney

    Finstown, Kirkwall, KW17 2EN

    Explore Orkney. Choose day trips. Benefit from archaeology, spirituality, historical and wild Orkney.

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  • Bishop's And Earl's Palace © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS)

    Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD

    The Bishop's Palace is a 12th century hall-house, with a round tower added in 1541-48. The adjacent Earl's Palace was...

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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 from attacks…

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

    Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2

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

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  • Tranquility Cottage Nursery
    Tranquility Cottage Nursery

    St. Ola, Orkney, KW15 1SX

    Hardy grown plants from the magical, tranquil Orkney Island. Online shopping available.

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  • 1 Knap o' Howar (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    2 Pier Arts Centre Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AA
    3 Noltland Castle (HS) Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17
    4 Eynhallow Church (HS) Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    5 Odin Tours of Orkney Longhope, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3PA
    6 Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS) Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2
    7 Tormiston Mill (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH
    8 Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    9 Stones of Stenness (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW17
    10 Maes Howe (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA 4 stars
    11 Explore Orkney Finstown, Kirkwall, KW17 2EN
    12 Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD 4 stars
    13 Hackness Martello Tower (HS) Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ
    14 Cubbie Row's Castle (HS) Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2
    15 Tranquility Cottage Nursery St. Ola, Orkney, KW15 1SX

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