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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

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

Tormiston Mill (HS)

Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH

An excellent late example of a Scottish watermill, circa 1880.

Cubbie Row's Castle (HS)

Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

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.

Orkney Aspects Tour Services

Deerness, Orkney, KW17 2QH

Tours of the Orkney islands with your own experienced and fully qualified Orkney driver guide.

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Tranquility Cottage Nursery

St. Ola, Orkney, KW15 1SX

Hardy grown plants from the magical, tranquil Orkney Island. Online shopping available.

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.

Orkney Museum

Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DH

The principal museum of Orkney life with extensive archaeological and social history collections. Exhibits include the...

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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.

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.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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.

Rackwick Beach

Orkney, Scotland, UK

Bay of Skaill

Scotland, UK

Midhowe Broch (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A well-preserved boch, with remains of later buildings round it.

1 Maes Howe (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA 4 stars
2 Tomb of the Eagles Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW 4 stars
3 Tormiston Mill (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH
4 Cubbie Row's Castle (HS) Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
5 Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS) Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2
6 Orkney Aspects Tour Services Deerness, Orkney, KW17 2QH
7 Tranquility Cottage Nursery St. Ola, Orkney, KW15 1SX
8 Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS) Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK
9 Orkney Museum Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DH
10 Rennibister Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
11 Broch of Gurness (HS) Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH 4 stars
12 St Mary's Chapel (HS) Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
13 Rackwick Beach Orkney, Scotland, UK
14 Bay of Skaill Scotland, UK
15 Midhowe Broch (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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