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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.

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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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Scapa Distillery
    Scapa Distillery

    Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1SE

    Scapa Distillery visitor centre and guided tours.

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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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  • Tormiston Mill (HS)
    Tormiston Mill (HS)

    Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH

    An excellent late example of a Scottish watermill, circa 1880.

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  • Unstan Chambered Cairn © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    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.

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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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  • 1 Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS) Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    2 Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD 4 stars
    3 Tranquility Cottage Nursery St. Ola, Orkney, KW15 1SX
    4 Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    5 Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    6 Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    7 Maes Howe (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA 4 stars
    8 Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    9 Ring of Brodgar (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    10 Noltland Castle (HS) Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17
    11 Scapa Distillery Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1SE
    12 Brough of Birsay Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    13 Tormiston Mill (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH
    14 Unstan Chambered Cairn (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    15 Eynhallow Church (HS) Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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