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 skeletons.
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...
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.
At the northern end of the most northerly of the Orkney Islands and 42m (139ft) high this is the tallest land based...
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, KW16 3PQ
The tower, one of only three Martello Towers in Scotland, was built in 1815 to protect the Longhope anchorage from attacks...
Lyness, Hoy, Orkney Islands, KW16 3NU
Displays in the naval base pumphouse tell the story of Scapa Flow in two world wars.
This tall lighthouse, 34m (112ft) high, on the low flat island of Auskerry was built in 1866. It was bombed by German...
Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
Protected by a modern structure, this huge tomb, 23 metres in length is divided by upright slabs into twelve compartments....
This is the most isolated lighthouse in the British Isles. It was built in 1895 on Sule Skerry a 35 acre island that lies...
Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX
This magnificent cathedral was dedicated to the Norse Earl, Magnus Erlendsson, murdered in 1116. The cathedral was founded,...
Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH
Surrounded by a warren of Iron Age buildings, this broch probably dates to the first century AD.
|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||Churchill Barriers||South of Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|5||Vinquoy Chambered Cairn||Eday, Orkney, KW17|
|6||North Ronaldsay Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|7||Grain Earth House (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|8||Hackness Martello Tower (HS)||Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ|
|9||Scapa Flow Visitor Centre||Lyness, Hoy, Orkney Islands, KW16 3NU|
|10||Auskerry Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|11||Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|12||Sule Skerry Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|13||St Magnus Cathedral||Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX|
|14||Broch of Gurness (HS)||Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH|
|15||Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
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