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Knap o' Howar (HS)

Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK

Probably the oldest standing stone houses in Europe, dating from the early Neolithic period.

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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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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Stones of Stenness (HS)

Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK

The remains of a stone circle around a hearth, surrounded by a circular earthen bank or henge.

Explore Orkney

Finstown, Kirkwall, KW17 2EN

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

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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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Widewall Bay

Scotland, UK

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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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.

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…

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.

St Mary's Chapel (HS)

Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK

This simple 12th century building was once the chapel of a Christian Norse family.

Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A huge and impressive megalithic chambered tomb of Neolithic date in an oval mound, with 12 stalls.

Noltland Castle (HS)

Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17

A fine, ruined Z-plan tower, built between 1560 and 1573 but never completed. Remarkable for its large number of gun loops.

1 Knap o' Howar (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
2 Orkney Museum Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DH
3 Pentland Ferries St Margaret's Hope, Orkney, KW17 2SW
4 Sanday Beaches (Many) Scotland, UK
5 Stones of Stenness (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
6 Explore Orkney Finstown, Kirkwall, KW17 2EN
7 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR 5 stars
8 Widewall Bay Scotland, UK
9 Pier Arts Centre Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AA
10 Rennibister Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
11 St Magnus Church (HS) Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
12 Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
13 St Mary's Chapel (HS) Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
14 Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
15 Noltland Castle (HS) Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17

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