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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bay of Holland
    Bay of Holland

    Scotland, UK

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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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  • 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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  • Bay of Skaill
    Bay of Skaill

    Scotland, UK

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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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    Midhowe Chambered Cairn © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    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.

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  • St Mary's Chapel (HS)
    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.

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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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  • 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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  • 1 Pentland Ferries St Margaret's Hope, Orkney, KW17 2SW
    2 Rennibister Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    3 Broch of Gurness (HS) Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH 4 stars
    4 Bay of Tuquoy Scotland, UK
    5 Knap o' Howar (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    6 Bay of Holland Scotland, UK
    7 Eynhallow Church (HS) Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    8 Sanday Beaches (Many) Scotland, UK
    9 Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    10 Bay of Skaill Scotland, UK
    11 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR 5 stars
    12 Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    13 St Mary's Chapel (HS) Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    14 Brough of Birsay (HS) Birsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    15 Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17

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