Historic Attractions in Orkney Islands
Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
A well-built Iron Age earth house or underground chamber, supported on stone pillars.
Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK
A huge block of sandstone in which a Neolithic burial chamber has been cut. Access is very muddy.
Dounby, Orkney, KW17
The last surviving horizontal water mill in Orkney, of type well represented in Shetland and Lewis. In working order. It…
Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR
One of best preserved prehistoric village in northen Europe. Discovered during a storm in 1850.
Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17
A fine Neolithic chambered cairn with three concentric walls and a burial chamber with three large cells.
Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD
Step inside the spectacular ruins of two remarkable residences at the heart of Kirkwall.
Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK
A megalithic tomb with triple retaining walls, containing a passage and main chamber, with six subsiduary cells.
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.
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.
Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
An oval cairn with concentric walls enclosing a Neolithic chambered tomb divided into three compartments. Access to chamber.
Stromness, Orkney, KW17
The remains of a stone circle around a hearth, surrounded by a circular earthen bank or henge.
Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
A magnificent circle of upright stones with an enclosing ditch spanned by causeways, dating to the late Neolithic period.
Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
A massive tomb with long, narrow chamber divided into three, with 14 beehive cells opening onto the walls.
Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH
An excellent late example of a Scottish watermill, circa 1880, with a 4 metre diameter iron water wheel driving three...
|1||Grain Earth House (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|2||Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS)||Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|3||Click Mill, Dounby (HS)||Dounby, Orkney, KW17|
|4||Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS)||Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR|
|5||Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17|
|6||Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD|
|7||Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS)||Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|8||Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS)||Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2|
|9||Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)||Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|10||Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|11||Stones of Stenness (HS)||Stromness, Orkney, KW17|
|12||Ring of Brodgar (HS)||Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|13||Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS)||Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|14||Tormiston Mill (HS)||Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH|
|15||Hackness Martello Tower (HS)||Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ|
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