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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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  • 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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    Linklet Bay
    Linklet Bay

    Scotland, UK

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

    Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    A megalithic tomb with triple retaining walls, containing a passage and main chamber, with six subsiduary cells.

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  • Bay of Skaill
    Bay of Skaill

    Scotland, UK

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  • Click Mill, Dounby © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Click Mill, Dounby (HS)

    Dounby, Orkney, KW17

    The last surviving horizontal water mill in Orkney, of type well represented in Shetland and Lewis. In working order. It…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pentland Ferries
    Pentland Ferries

    St Margaret's Hope, Orkney, KW17 2SW

    Travel to Orkney with Pentland Ferries custom built catamaran, MV Pentalina, which provides a fast 1 hour crossing.

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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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  • 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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  • 1 Hackness Martello Tower (HS) Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ
    2 Maes Howe (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA 4 stars
    3 Linklet Bay Scotland, UK
    4 Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS) Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    5 Bay of Skaill Scotland, UK
    6 Click Mill, Dounby (HS) Dounby, Orkney, KW17
    7 Tranquility Cottage Nursery St. Ola, Orkney, KW15 1SX
    8 Rennibister Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    9 Stones of Stenness (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW17
    10 Pier Arts Centre Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AA
    11 Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    12 Eynhallow Church (HS) Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    13 Pentland Ferries St Margaret's Hope, Orkney, KW17 2SW
    14 Explore Orkney Finstown, Kirkwall, KW17 2EN
    15 Orkney Museum Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DH

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