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The Loons © Copyright Andy Knight
The Loons (RSPB)

Orkney Mainland, Scotland, UK

One of the best remaining marshes on Orkney. From the hide in summer pintail and many waders can be seen. In winter the...

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  • Marwick Head (RSPB)
    Marwick Head (RSPB)

    North of Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    Many thousands of guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes and fulmars breed on these great cliffs. There are spectacular cliff...

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  • Kirbuster Farm and Folk Museum
    Kirbuster Farm and Folk Museum

    Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2LX

    The peat fire burns in the last unrestored example of a traditional 'firehoose' with central hearth and stone bed - unique...

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    St Magnus Church © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    St Magnus Church (HS)

    Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    The complete but roofless ruin of a 12th century church with a round tower, situated on the site where St Magnus was…

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  • Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS)
    Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS)

    Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2

    The gaunt remains of the residence of Robert Stewart, Earl of Orkney, constructed in the late 16th century round a courtyard.

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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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  • 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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  • Bay of Skaill
    Bay of Skaill

    Scotland, UK

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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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    Click Mill, Dounby © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Click Mill, Dounby (HS)

    Dounby, Orkney, KW17 2JB

    The last surviving horizontal water mill in Orkney, of type well represented in Shetland and Lewis.

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  • Birsay Moors (RSPB)
    Birsay Moors (RSPB)

    Near Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK

    In summer, hen harriers, short-eared owls and arctic skuas nest on the moorland. The hide overlooking Lowrie's Water gives...

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  • 1 The Loons (RSPB) Orkney Mainland, Scotland, UK
    2 Marwick Head (RSPB) North of Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    3 Kirbuster Farm and Folk Museum Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2LX 3 stars
    4 St Magnus Church (HS) Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
    5 Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS) Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2
    6 Brough of Birsay (HS) Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2NH
    7 Brough of Birsay Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    8 Bay of Skaill Scotland, UK
    9 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR 5 stars
    10 Click Mill, Dounby (HS) Dounby, Orkney, KW17 2JB
    11 Birsay Moors (RSPB) Near Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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