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Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS)

Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR

One of best preserved prehistoric village in northen Europe. Discovered during a storm in 1850.

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Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS)

Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A huge block of sandstone in which a Neolithic burial chamber has been cut. Access is very muddy.

Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS)

Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD

Step inside the spectacular ruins of two remarkable residences at the heart of Kirkwall.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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.

Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

Bay of Tuquoy

Scotland, UK

Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

An oval cairn with concentric walls enclosing a Neolithic chambered tomb.

Midhowe Broch (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A well-preserved boch, with remains of later buildings round it.

Scapa Distillery

Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1SE

Scapa Distillery visitor centre and guided tours.

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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...

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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Sandi Sand

Scotland, UK

Ring of Brodgar (HS)

Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A magnificent circle of upright stones with an enclosing ditch spanned by causeways, dating to the late Neolithic period.

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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Explore Orkney

Finstown, Kirkwall, KW17 2EN

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

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1 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR 5 stars
2 Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS) Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK
3 Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD 4 stars
4 Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
5 Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
6 Bay of Tuquoy Scotland, UK
7 Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
8 Midhowe Broch (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
9 Scapa Distillery Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1SE
10 Brough of Birsay Lighthouse Scotland, UK
11 Broch of Gurness (HS) Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH 4 stars
12 Sandi Sand Scotland, UK
13 Ring of Brodgar (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
14 Pier Arts Centre Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AA
15 Explore Orkney Finstown, Kirkwall, KW17 2EN

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