Historic Attractions in Orkney Islands
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.
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...
This unusual lighthouse with its castellated tower was built in 1925. It is now solar powered. The tidal Island once had a...
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...
Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
This great stone circle surrounded by a massive ditch, once 3 metres deep and 10 metres wide, is one of the most impressive...
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...
This tall lighthouse, 34m (112ft) high, on the low flat island of Auskerry was built in 1866. It was bombed by German...
Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX
This magnificent cathedral was dedicated to the Norse Earl, Magnus Erlendsson, murdered in 1116. The cathedral was founded,...
Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK
A magnificent chambered cairn with a beautifully constructed inner chamber containing four side cells. Reached by crawling...
North Ronaldsay, Orkney, KW17
Built in 1789 on North Ronaldsay, this is the oldest lighthouse in the Northern Isles. It ceased operation in 1854 after...
Dounby, Orkney, KW17
The last surviving horizontal water mill in Orkney, of type well represented in Shetland and Lewis. In working order. It is...
Rousay, Orkney, KW17
A most unusual double storeyed chambered cairn. Each chamber has its own separate entrance.
Lambholm, Orkney, KW17
This delightful chapel was built in 1943-45 by Italian prisoners of war, then working on the Churchill Barriers. It is...
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....
|1||Tomb of the Eagles||Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW|
|2||Cubbie Row's Castle (HS)||Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2|
|3||Brough of Birsay Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|4||Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS)||Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|5||Ring of Brodgar (HS)||Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|6||Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD|
|7||Auskerry Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|8||St Magnus Cathedral||Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX|
|9||Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)||Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|10||Dennis Head Lighthouse||North Ronaldsay, Orkney, KW17|
|11||Click Mill, Dounby (HS)||Dounby, Orkney, KW17|
|12||Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, KW17|
|13||Italian Chapel||Lambholm, Orkney, KW17|
|14||Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17|
|15||Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS)||Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
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