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Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn  (HS)
Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, KW17

A Neolithic chambered cairn with unusual arrangement of two burial chambers, one above the other.

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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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    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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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tormiston Mill (HS)
    Tormiston Mill (HS)

    Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH

    An excellent late example of a Scottish watermill, circa 1880, with a 4 metre diameter iron water wheel driving three...

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  • Bay of Tuquoy
    Bay of Tuquoy

    Scotland, UK

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  • Bay of Tafts
    Bay of Tafts

    Scotland, UK

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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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  • Brough of Birsay Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Brough of Birsay Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    This unusual lighthouse with its castellated tower was built in 1925. It is now solar powered. The tidal Island once had a...

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  • Bishop's And Earl's Palace © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS)

    Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD

    Step inside the spectacular ruins of two remarkable residences at the heart of Kirkwall.

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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars
    1 Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, KW17
    2 Tomb of the Eagles Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW 4 stars
    3 Maes Howe (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA 4 stars
    4 Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS) Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2
    5 Grain Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    6 Eynhallow Church (HS) Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    7 Ring of Brodgar (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    8 Cubbie Row's Castle (HS) Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2
    9 Noltland Castle (HS) Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17
    10 Tormiston Mill (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH
    11 Bay of Tuquoy Scotland, UK
    12 Bay of Tafts Scotland, UK
    13 Hackness Martello Tower (HS) Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ
    14 Brough of Birsay Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    15 Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD 4 stars

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