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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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  • 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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  • Bay of Holland
    Bay of Holland

    Scotland, UK

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  • Stones of Stenness (HS)
    Stones of Stenness (HS)

    Stromness, Orkney, KW17

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

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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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  • 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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  • Odin Tours of Orkney
    Odin Tours of Orkney

    Longhope, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3PA

    Personalised private guided tours of Orkney. German and English speaking guide available.

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  • Bay of Skaill
    Bay of Skaill

    Scotland, UK

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

    Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    A low mound covering a Neolithic chambered tomb with four cells. Contained the bones of men, dogs and oxen when discovered.

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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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  • Explore Orkney
    Explore Orkney

    Finstown, Kirkwall, KW17 2EN

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

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  • 1 Sanday Beaches (Many) Scotland, UK
    2 St Mary's Chapel (HS) Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    3 Noltland Castle (HS) Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17
    4 Bay of Holland Scotland, UK
    5 Stones of Stenness (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW17
    6 Brough of Birsay (HS) Birsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    7 Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    8 Odin Tours of Orkney Longhope, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3PA
    9 Bay of Skaill Scotland, UK
    10 Tormiston Mill (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH
    11 St Magnus Church (HS) Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    12 Knap o' Howar (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    13 Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    14 Cubbie Row's Castle (HS) Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2
    15 Explore Orkney Finstown, Kirkwall, KW17 2EN

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