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Orkney Museum
Orkney Museum

Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DH

The principal museum of Orkney life with extensive archaeological and social history collections. Exhibits include the...

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  • Bay of Creekland
    Bay of Creekland

    Scotland, UK

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  • Brough of Birsay Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Brough of Birsay Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    This unusual lighthouse with its castellated tower was built in 1925. It is now solar powered. The tidal Island once had a...

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

    Stromness, Orkney, KW17

    A long chambered cairn, with the burial compartments divided by upright slabs. A large quantity of distinctly shaped and…

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  • Bay of Holland
    Bay of Holland

    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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    Grain Earth House © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Grain Earth House (HS)

    Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    A well-built Iron Age earth house or underground chamber, supported on stone pillars.

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

    Stromness, Orkney, KW17

    These tall and extraordinarily impressive standing stones were once part of a circle of twelve stones surrounded by deep…

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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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    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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  • Bay of Skaill
    Bay of Skaill

    Scotland, UK

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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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    Ring of Brodgar © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Ring of Brodgar (HS)

    Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    This great stone circle surrounded by a massive ditch, once 3 metres deep and 10 metres wide, is one of the most...

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  • 1 Orkney Museum Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DH
    2 Bay of Creekland Scotland, UK
    3 Brough of Birsay Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    4 Cubbie Row's Castle (HS) Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2
    5 Explore Orkney Finstown, Kirkwall, KW17 2EN
    6 Unstan Chambered Cairn (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW17
    7 Bay of Holland Scotland, UK
    8 Broch of Gurness (HS) Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH 4 stars
    9 Grain Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    10 Stones of Stenness (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW17
    11 Maes Howe (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA 4 stars
    12 Hackness Martello Tower (HS) Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ
    13 Bay of Skaill Scotland, UK
    14 Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD 4 stars
    15 Ring of Brodgar (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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