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Pier Arts Centre
Pier Arts Centre

Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AA

This outstanding modern art gallery displays work by Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Andrew Wallis. Lively programme…

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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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  • Sandi Sand
    Sandi Sand

    Scotland, UK

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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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  • Bay of Tafts
    Bay of Tafts

    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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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars
    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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  • Eynhallow Church © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Eynhallow Church (HS)

    Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    Ruined 12th century monastic church and post-medieval domestic buildings.

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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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  • Midhowe Broch © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Midhowe Broch (HS)

    Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

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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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  • 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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  • Bay of Skaill
    Bay of Skaill

    Scotland, UK

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  • Bay of Creekland
    Bay of Creekland

    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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    • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars
    1 Pier Arts Centre Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AA
    2 Brough of Birsay (HS) Birsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    3 Sandi Sand Scotland, UK
    4 Pentland Ferries St Margaret's Hope, Orkney, KW17 2SW
    5 Bay of Tafts Scotland, UK
    6 Broch of Gurness (HS) Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH 4 stars
    7 Click Mill, Dounby (HS) Dounby, Orkney, KW17
    8 Eynhallow Church (HS) Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    9 St Magnus Church (HS) Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    10 Midhowe Broch (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    11 Rennibister Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    12 Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS) Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    13 Bay of Skaill Scotland, UK
    14 Bay of Creekland Scotland, UK
    15 Maes Howe (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA 4 stars

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