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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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  • Widewall Bay
    Widewall Bay

    Scotland, UK

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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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    Sandi Sand
    Sandi Sand

    Scotland, UK

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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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    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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  • Linklet Bay
    Linklet Bay

    Scotland, UK

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bay of Holland
    Bay of Holland

    Scotland, UK

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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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    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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  • 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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  • 1 Cubbie Row's Castle (HS) Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2
    2 Widewall Bay Scotland, UK
    3 Maes Howe (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA 4 stars
    4 Sandi Sand Scotland, UK
    5 Broch of Gurness (HS) Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH 4 stars
    6 Click Mill, Dounby (HS) Dounby, Orkney, KW17
    7 Linklet Bay Scotland, UK
    8 Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS) Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2
    9 Rennibister Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    10 Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    11 Hackness Martello Tower (HS) Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ
    12 Bay of Holland Scotland, UK
    13 Tomb of the Eagles Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW 4 stars
    14 St Mary's Chapel (HS) Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    15 Grain Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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