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Sandi Sand
Sandi Sand

Scotland, UK

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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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  • Bay of Skaill
    Bay of Skaill

    Scotland, UK

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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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 Sandi Sand Scotland, UK
    2 Orkney Aspects Tour Services Deerness, Orkney, KW17 2QH
    3 Bay of Skaill Scotland, UK
    4 Unstan Chambered Cairn (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    5 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR 5 stars
    6 Ring of Brodgar (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    7 Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    8 Maes Howe (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA 4 stars
    9 Hackness Martello Tower (HS) Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ
    10 Pentland Ferries St Margaret's Hope, Orkney, KW17 2SW
    11 Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS) Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    12 Brough of Birsay (HS) Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2NH
    13 Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    14 Orkney Museum Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DH
    15 Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD 4 stars

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