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Rackwick Beach  © Copyright David Hayes
Rackwick Beach

Orkney, 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Skara Brae Prehistoric Village © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS)

    Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR

    One of best preserved prehistoric village in northen Europe. Discovered during a storm in 1850.

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    Widewall Bay
    Widewall Bay

    Scotland, UK

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Brough of Birsay © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Brough of Birsay (HS)

    Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2NH

    On this island, easily accessible at low tide, there was once a major Pictish and Viking settlement.

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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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  • 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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  • Brough of Birsay Lighthouse © Copyright Ian Cowe
    Brough of Birsay Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    This unusual lighthouse with its castellated tower was built in 1925. It is now solar powered. The tidal Island once had a...

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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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    1 Rackwick Beach Orkney, Scotland, UK
    2 Tomb of the Eagles Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW 4 stars
    3 Ring of Brodgar (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    4 Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    5 St Mary's Chapel (HS) Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    6 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR 5 stars
    7 Widewall Bay Scotland, UK
    8 Odin Tours of Orkney Evie, Stromness, Orkney, KW17 2PH
    9 Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    10 Orkney Aspects Tour Services Deerness, Orkney, KW17 2QH
    11 Brough of Birsay (HS) Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2NH
    12 Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    13 Hackness Martello Tower (HS) Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ
    14 Brough of Birsay Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    15 Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD 4 stars

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