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Unstan Chambered Cairn © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
Unstan Chambered Cairn (HS)

Stromness, Orkney, KW17

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

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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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  • Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS)

    Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    An oval cairn with concentric walls enclosing a Neolithic chambered tomb divided into three compartments. Access to chamber.

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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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  • Bishop's And Earl's Palace © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS)

    Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD

    Step inside the spectacular ruins of two remarkable residences at the heart of Kirkwall.

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    Odin Tours of Orkney
    Odin Tours of Orkney

    Evie, Stromness, Orkney, KW17 2PH

    Personalised private guided tours of Orkney. German and English speaking guide available.

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  • Noltland Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    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.

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  • Rackwick Beach  © Copyright David Hayes
    Rackwick Beach

    Orkney, Scotland, UK

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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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  • Orkney Aspects Tour Services
    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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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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    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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  • Knap O' Hower © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Knap o' Howar (HS)

    Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

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  • 1 Unstan Chambered Cairn (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW17
    2 Click Mill, Dounby (HS) Dounby, Orkney, KW17
    3 Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    4 Rennibister Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    5 Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD 4 stars
    6 Odin Tours of Orkney Evie, Stromness, Orkney, KW17 2PH
    7 Noltland Castle (HS) Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17
    8 Rackwick Beach Orkney, Scotland, UK
    9 Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS) Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    10 Orkney Aspects Tour Services Deerness, Orkney, KW17 2QH
    11 Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17
    12 Hackness Martello Tower (HS) Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ
    13 Maes Howe (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA 4 stars
    14 St Mary's Chapel (HS) Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    15 Knap o' Howar (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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