Historic Attractions in Orkney Islands
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.
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 tall lighthouse, 34m (112ft) high, on the low flat island of Auskerry was built in 1866. It was bombed by German...
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 pairs...
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...
Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
Protected by a modern structure, this huge tomb, 23 metres in length is divided by upright slabs into twelve compartments....
Lambholm, Orkney, KW17
This delightful chapel was built in 1943-45 by Italian prisoners of war, then working on the Churchill Barriers. It is...
Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
This 12th century church was only discovered in 1851 after the roofs of some houses were stripped off following an outbreak...
Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX
This magnificent cathedral was dedicated to the Norse Earl, Magnus Erlendsson, murdered in 1116. The cathedral was founded,...
Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2
This once magnificent palace was built in the late 16th century for Robert Stewart, Earl of Orkney. Separate flower, herb...
This cliff top lighthouse was built in 1915 at the request of the Admiralty to mark an approach from the north to the naval...
Shapinsay, Orkney, KW17 2DY
This impressive mansion was built between 1846 and 1850 for David Balfour. It is little changed from Balfour's time.
Eday, Orkney, KW17
This well-preserved chambered cairn is built of massive blocks of stone. It has a large central chamber with four side cells.
|1||Brough of Birsay Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|2||Tomb of the Eagles||Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW|
|3||Cubbie Row's Castle (HS)||Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2|
|4||Auskerry Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|5||Tormiston Mill (HS)||Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH|
|6||Maes Howe (HS)||Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA|
|7||Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|8||Italian Chapel||Lambholm, Orkney, KW17|
|9||Eynhallow Church (HS)||Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|10||St Magnus Cathedral||Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX|
|11||Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS)||Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2|
|12||Copinsay Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|13||Balfour Castle||Shapinsay, Orkney, KW17 2DY|
|14||Vinquoy Chambered Cairn||Eday, Orkney, KW17|
|15||Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS)||Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR|
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