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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Holland
    Bay of Holland

    Scotland, UK

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dwarfie Stane Tomb © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS)

    Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    A huge block of sandstone in which a Neolithic burial chamber has been cut. Access is very muddy.

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  • Bay of Creekland
    Bay of Creekland

    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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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars
    1 Ring of Brodgar (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    2 Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    3 Rennibister Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    4 Explore Orkney Finstown, Kirkwall, KW17 2EN
    5 Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    6 Pentland Ferries St Margaret's Hope, Orkney, KW17 2SW
    7 Tormiston Mill (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH
    8 Bay of Tuquoy Scotland, UK
    9 Bay of Holland Scotland, UK
    10 Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS) Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    11 Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    12 Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17
    13 Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS) Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    14 Bay of Creekland Scotland, UK
    15 Tomb of the Eagles Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW 4 stars

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