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

Rousay, Orkney, KW17

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

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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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    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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  • Waulkmill Bay
    Waulkmill Bay

    Scotland, UK

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  • Rennibister Earth House    (HS)
    Rennibister Earth House (HS)

    Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    A good example of an Orkney earth house or underground storage vault. Dates from around 400BC. Access by ladder.

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  • Linklet Bay
    Linklet Bay

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dwarfie Stane Tomb © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    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.

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

    Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17

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

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  • Skara Brae Prehistoric Village © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    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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    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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    Bay of Tuquoy
    Bay of Tuquoy

    Scotland, UK

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  • Rackwick Beach  © Copyright David Hayes
    Rackwick Beach

    Orkney, Scotland, UK

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  • 1 Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, KW17
    2 Maes Howe (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA 4 stars
    3 St Magnus Church (HS) Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    4 Waulkmill Bay Scotland, UK
    5 Rennibister Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    6 Linklet Bay Scotland, UK
    7 Brough of Birsay Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    8 Stones of Stenness (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW17
    9 Knap o' Howar (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    10 Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS) Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    11 Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17
    12 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR 5 stars
    13 Broch of Gurness (HS) Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH 4 stars
    14 Bay of Tuquoy Scotland, UK
    15 Rackwick Beach Orkney, Scotland, UK

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