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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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  • Brough of Birsay © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Brough of Birsay (HS)

    Birsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    On this island, easily accessible at low tide, there was once a major Pictish and Viking settlement. The ruins of a 12th…

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  • Orkney Aspects Tour Services
    Orkney Aspects Tour Services

    Deerness, Orkney, KW17 2QH

    Tours of the Orkney islands with your own experienced and fully qualified Orkney driver guide.



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  • Great Orkney Tours
    Great Orkney Tours

    Tankerness, Orkney, KW17 2QS

    My name is Jean Ross a fully qualified Green Badge Tourist Guide. Let me drive you around the islands telling you the…

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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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  • 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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  • Linklet Bay
    Linklet Bay

    Scotland, UK

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  • Noltland Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    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.

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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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    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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  • Bay of Tuquoy
    Bay of Tuquoy

    Scotland, UK

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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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  • Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS)
    Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS)

    Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2

    The gaunt remains of the residence of Robert Stewart, Earl of Orkney, constructed in the late 16th century round a courtyard.

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

    Stromness, Orkney, KW17

    A mound covering a stone burial chamber divided by slabs into five compartments. Of Neolithic date. Access to chamber.

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  • 1 Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS) Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    2 Brough of Birsay (HS) Birsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    3 Orkney Aspects Tour Services Deerness, Orkney, KW17 2QH
    4 Great Orkney Tours Tankerness, Orkney, KW17 2QS
    5 Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    6 Ring of Brodgar (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    7 Linklet Bay Scotland, UK
    8 Noltland Castle (HS) Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17
    9 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR 5 stars
    10 Pier Arts Centre Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AA
    11 Bay of Tuquoy Scotland, UK
    12 Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17
    13 Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS) Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2
    14 Rennibister Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    15 Unstan Chambered Cairn (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW17

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