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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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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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Unstan Chambered Cairn (HS)

Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A mound covering a stone burial chamber divided by slabs into five compartments. Of Neolithic date. Access to chamber.

Maes Howe (HS)

Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA

One of the finest Neolithic buildings in north-west Europe.

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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.

Knap o' Howar (HS)

Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK

Probably the oldest standing stone houses in Europe, dating from the early Neolithic period.

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.

Ward Hill 481m 1578ft

Hoy, Scotland, UK

The highest hill on Hoy and in the whole of the Orkney islands. It is a steep sloped heathery hill with great views over the...

Waulkmill Bay

Scotland, 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.

Tranquility Cottage Nursery

St. Ola, Orkney, KW15 1SX

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

Grain Earth House (HS)

Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A well-built Iron Age earth house or underground chamber, supported on stone pillars.

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.

Explore Orkney

Finstown, Kirkwall, KW17 2EN

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

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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…

1 Orkney Museum Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DH
2 Orkney Aspects Tour Services Deerness, Orkney, KW17 2QH
3 Unstan Chambered Cairn (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
4 Maes Howe (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA 4 stars
5 Noltland Castle (HS) Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17
6 Knap o' Howar (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
7 Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
8 Ward Hill 481m 1578ft Hoy, Scotland, UK
9 Waulkmill Bay Scotland, UK
10 Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS) Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK
11 Tranquility Cottage Nursery St. Ola, Orkney, KW15 1SX
12 Grain Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
13 St Mary's Chapel (HS) Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
14 Explore Orkney Finstown, Kirkwall, KW17 2EN
15 St Magnus Church (HS) Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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