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Waulkmill Bay
Waulkmill Bay

Scotland, UK

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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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  • 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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  • Widewall Bay
    Widewall Bay

    Scotland, UK

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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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  • Sandi Sand
    Sandi Sand

    Scotland, UK

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  • Ring of Brodgar © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.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.

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  • Bay of Tafts
    Bay of Tafts

    Scotland, UK

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

    Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    An oval cairn with concentric walls enclosing a Neolithic chambered tomb divided into three compartments. Access to chamber.

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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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars
    Bay of Tuquoy
    Bay of Tuquoy

    Scotland, UK

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  • 1 Waulkmill Bay Scotland, UK
    2 Hackness Martello Tower (HS) Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ
    3 Tormiston Mill (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH
    4 Widewall Bay Scotland, UK
    5 Knap o' Howar (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    6 Sandi Sand Scotland, UK
    7 Ring of Brodgar (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    8 Bay of Tafts Scotland, UK
    9 Explore Orkney Finstown, Kirkwall, KW17 2EN
    10 Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    11 Orkney Museum Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DH
    12 Broch of Gurness (HS) Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH 4 stars
    13 Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    14 Maes Howe (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA 4 stars
    15 Bay of Tuquoy Scotland, UK

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