Historic Attractions in Orkney Islands
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...
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...
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...
South of Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
The barriers were built in 1941-43 to stop German submarines reaching the British naval base in Scapa Flow. The 66,000 ten...
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...
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...
Rousay, Orkney, KW17
A most unusual double storeyed chambered cairn. Each chamber has its own separate entrance.
Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
This simple 12th century building was once the chapel of a Christian Norse family.
At the northern end of the most northerly of the Orkney Islands and 42m (139ft) high this is the tallest land based...
Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR
The best preserved prehistoric village in northen Europe, with eight dwellings linked by low alleyways. The beautifully...
Shapinsay, Orkney, KW17 2DY
This impressive mansion was built between 1846 and 1850 for David Balfour. It is little changed from Balfour's time.
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...
This is the most isolated lighthouse in the British Isles. It was built in 1895 on Sule Skerry a 35 acre island that lies...
|1||Cubbie Row's Castle (HS)||Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2|
|2||Brough of Birsay Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|3||Tomb of the Eagles||Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW|
|4||Hackness Martello Tower (HS)||Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ|
|5||Churchill Barriers||South of Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|6||Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS)||Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|7||Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD|
|8||Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, KW17|
|9||St Mary's Chapel (HS)||Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|10||North Ronaldsay Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|11||Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS)||Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR|
|12||Balfour Castle||Shapinsay, Orkney, KW17 2DY|
|13||Eynhallow Church (HS)||Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|14||Sule Skerry Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|15||Vat of Kirbister||Scotland, UK|
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