Historic Attractions in Orkney Islands
Rousay, Orkney, KW17
A Neolithic chambered cairn with unusual arrangement of two burial chambers, one above the other.
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.
Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2
This is one of the earliest stone castles to survive in Scotland, built in about 1145.
Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17
A fine Neolithic chambered cairn with three concentric walls and a burial chamber with three large cells.
This unusual lighthouse with its castellated tower was built in 1925. It is now solar powered. The tidal Island once had a...
Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH
Surrounded by a warren of Iron Age buildings, this broch probably dates to the first century AD.
Dounby, Orkney, KW17
The last surviving horizontal water mill in Orkney, of type well represented in Shetland and Lewis. In working order. It…
Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK
A huge block of sandstone in which a Neolithic burial chamber has been cut. Access is very muddy.
Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
A magnificent circle of upright stones with an enclosing ditch spanned by causeways, dating to the late Neolithic period.
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.
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.
Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ
The tower, one of only three Martello Towers in Scotland, was built in 1815 to protect the Longhope anchorage from attacks…
Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
The complete but roofless ruin of a 12th century church with a round tower, situated on the site where St Magnus was…
Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
A well-built Iron Age earth house or underground chamber, supported on stone pillars.
|1||Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, KW17|
|2||Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)||Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|3||Cubbie Row's Castle (HS)||Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2|
|4||Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17|
|5||Brough of Birsay Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|6||Broch of Gurness (HS)||Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH|
|7||Click Mill, Dounby (HS)||Dounby, Orkney, KW17|
|8||Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS)||Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|9||Ring of Brodgar (HS)||Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|10||Tomb of the Eagles||Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW|
|11||Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS)||Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2|
|12||Hackness Martello Tower (HS)||Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ|
|13||St Magnus Church (HS)||Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|14||Grain Earth House (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|15||Midhowe Broch (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
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