Historic Attractions in Orkney Islands
Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2
This Norse castle built in about 1150, is named after its first owner Kolbein (Krubbie) Hruga. A square tower, once three...
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.
This unusual lighthouse with its castellated tower was built in 1925. It is now solar powered. The tidal Island once had a...
Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17
This well-preserved tomb, has a large main chamber and three side cells. Entrance is now through a hatch in the roof....
Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
This long stalled cairn, protected by a modern roof, is divided into three compartments. The bones of 29 people were found...
Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
One of the remotest and most impressive of all the tombs on Orkney. It has a long central chamber containing twelve separate...
This lighthouse on South Walls was built in 1858. It marks the entrance to Scapa Flow one of the great natural harbours of...
Lyness, Hoy, Orkney Islands, KW16 3NU
Displays in the naval base pumphouse tell the story of Scapa Flow in two world wars.
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...
Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
Standing on a promontory and protected by a massive rampart, the broch and its associated buildings are very well-preserved....
Dounby, Orkney, KW17
The last surviving horizontal water mill in Orkney, of type well represented in Shetland and Lewis. In working order. It is...
Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH
Surrounded by a warren of Iron Age buildings, this broch probably dates to the first century AD.
Rousay, Orkney, KW17
A most unusual double storeyed chambered cairn. Each chamber has its own separate entrance.
Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA
The finest megalithic tomb in the British Isles, built in Neolithic times before 2700 BC. Runic inscriptions tell of how...
|1||Cubbie Row's Castle (HS)||Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2|
|2||Tomb of the Eagles||Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW|
|3||Brough of Birsay Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|4||Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17|
|5||Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|6||Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS)||Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|7||Cantick Head Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|8||Scapa Flow Visitor Centre||Lyness, Hoy, Orkney Islands, KW16 3NU|
|9||Brough of Birsay (HS)||Birsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|10||Midhowe Broch (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|11||Click Mill, Dounby (HS)||Dounby, Orkney, KW17|
|12||Broch of Gurness (HS)||Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH|
|13||Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, KW17|
|14||Maes Howe (HS)||Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA|
|15||Tormiston Mill (HS)||Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH|
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