Historic Attractions in Orkney Islands
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...
Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH
Surrounded by a warren of Iron Age buildings, this broch probably dates to the first century AD.
This unusual lighthouse with its castellated tower was built in 1925. It is now solar powered. The tidal Island once had a...
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.
Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD
The Bishop's Palace is a 12th century hall-house, with a round tower added in 1541-48. The adjacent Earl's Palace was built...
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...
In 1794 a lighthouse was built on the largest of this group of four uninhabited islands in the middle of the dangerous...
Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
One of the finest early churches on Orkney. Its 12th century tower was once considerably higher. The Norse Earl, Magnus...
Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
This well preserved farmstead c 2800 BC - 3700 BC was discovered in the 1930s buried under 4 metres of wind-blown sand. The...
This 1898 lighthouse, built at the edge of spectacular 79m (260ft) high cliffs on the Island of Westray, was the first to...
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....
This lighthouse on South Walls was built in 1858. It marks the entrance to Scapa Flow one of the great natural harbours of...
Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK
This outstanding tomb stands on Els Ness peninsula, a site of many burial mounds and smaller cairns. Quoyness has a splendid...
|1||Brough of Birsay (HS)||Birsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|2||Broch of Gurness (HS)||Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH|
|3||Brough of Birsay Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|4||Tomb of the Eagles||Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW|
|5||Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD|
|6||Cubbie Row's Castle (HS)||Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2|
|7||Pentland Skerries Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|8||St Magnus Church (HS)||Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|9||Knap o' Howar (HS)||Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|10||Noup Head Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|11||Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17|
|12||Cantick Head Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|13||St Boniface||Papa Westray, Orkney, KW17 2BU|
|14||Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS)||Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|15||Maes Howe (HS)||Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA|
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