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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
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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bay of Creekland
    Bay of Creekland

    Scotland, UK

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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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  • 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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  • 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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    Scapa Distillery
    Scapa Distillery

    Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1SE

    Scapa Distillery visitor centre and guided tours.

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  • Tranquility Cottage Nursery
    Tranquility Cottage Nursery

    St. Ola, Orkney, KW15 1SX

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

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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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  • Orkney Museum
    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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  • Bay of Skaill
    Bay of Skaill

    Scotland, UK

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  • 1 Maes Howe (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA 4 stars
    2 Unstan Chambered Cairn (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW17
    3 Brough of Birsay (HS) Birsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    4 Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS) Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    5 Brough of Birsay Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    6 Eynhallow Church (HS) Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    7 Bay of Creekland Scotland, UK
    8 Pier Arts Centre Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3AA
    9 Noltland Castle (HS) Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17
    10 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR 5 stars
    11 Scapa Distillery Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1SE
    12 Tranquility Cottage Nursery St. Ola, Orkney, KW15 1SX
    13 St Mary's Chapel (HS) Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    14 Orkney Museum Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DH
    15 Bay of Skaill Scotland, UK

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