Historic Attractions in Orkney Islands
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…
This unusual lighthouse with its castellated tower was built in 1925. It is now solar powered. The tidal Island once had a...
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…
Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR
One of best preserved prehistoric village in northen Europe. Discovered during a storm in 1850.
Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2
This is one of the earliest stone castles to survive in Scotland, built in about 1145.
Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA
One of the finest Neolithic buildings in north-west Europe.
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.
Dounby, Orkney, KW17
The last surviving horizontal water mill in Orkney, of type well represented in Shetland and Lewis. In working order. It…
Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17
A fine, ruined Z-plan tower, built between 1560 and 1573 but never completed. Remarkable for its large number of gun loops.
Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
Probably the oldest standing stone houses in Europe, dating from the early Neolithic period.
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.
Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
A well-built Iron Age earth house or underground chamber, supported on stone pillars.
Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
An oval cairn with concentric walls enclosing a Neolithic chambered tomb divided into three compartments. Access to chamber.
|1||St Magnus Church (HS)||Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|2||Brough of Birsay Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|3||Hackness Martello Tower (HS)||Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ|
|4||Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS)||Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR|
|5||Cubbie Row's Castle (HS)||Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2|
|6||Maes Howe (HS)||Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA|
|7||Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS)||Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|8||Ring of Brodgar (HS)||Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|9||Click Mill, Dounby (HS)||Dounby, Orkney, KW17|
|10||Noltland Castle (HS)||Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17|
|11||Knap o' Howar (HS)||Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|12||Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)||Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|13||Grain Earth House (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|14||Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|15||Eynhallow Church (HS)||Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
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