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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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  • Grain Earth House © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Grain Earth House (HS)

    Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    A well-built Iron Age earth house or underground chamber, supported on stone pillars.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tomb of the Eagles
    Tomb of the Eagles

    Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW

    Outstanding 5,000 year old burial cairn, named after the Sea Eagles whose talons were found buried alongside human skeletons.

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    Bay of Tuquoy
    Bay of Tuquoy

    Scotland, UK

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  • Linklet Bay
    Linklet Bay

    Scotland, UK

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  • Cubbie Row's Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Cubbie Row's Castle (HS)

    Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2

    This is one of the earliest stone castles to survive in Scotland, built in about 1145.

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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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    Bay of Creekland
    Bay of Creekland

    Scotland, UK

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  • 1 Knap o' Howar (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    2 Grain Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    3 St Magnus Church (HS) Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    4 Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS) Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2
    5 Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS) Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    6 Click Mill, Dounby (HS) Dounby, Orkney, KW17
    7 Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    8 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR 5 stars
    9 Pier Arts Centre Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AA
    10 Tomb of the Eagles Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW 4 stars
    11 Bay of Tuquoy Scotland, UK
    12 Linklet Bay Scotland, UK
    13 Cubbie Row's Castle (HS) Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2
    14 Maes Howe (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA 4 stars
    15 Bay of Creekland Scotland, UK

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