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...
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...
Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
Buried some 2 metres below the ground this well-built earth house has a narrow passage leading to an oval chamber.
Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK
This extraordinary tomb has been hollowed out of a solid block of sandstone. Outside the entrance is the original blocking...
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...
This lighthouse on South Walls was built in 1858. It marks the entrance to Scapa Flow one of the great natural harbours of...
Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK
A magnificent chambered cairn with a beautifully constructed inner chamber containing four side cells. Reached by crawling...
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...
Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX
This magnificent cathedral was dedicated to the Norse Earl, Magnus Erlendsson, murdered in 1116. The cathedral was founded,...
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...
With 60 known shipwrecks around the island this was a place that clearly needed to be avoided. In 1896 a lighthouse was...
Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
This long stalled cairn, protected by a modern roof, is divided into three compartments. The bones of 29 people were found...
|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||Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD|
|5||Grain Earth House (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|6||Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS)||Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|7||Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS)||Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|8||Cantick Head Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|9||Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)||Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|10||Brough of Birsay (HS)||Birsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|11||St Magnus Cathedral||Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX|
|12||Tormiston Mill (HS)||Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH|
|13||Stroma Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|14||Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|15||Orkney Fossil and Vintage Centre||Viewforth, Burray, Orkney, KW17 2SX|
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