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...
This unusual lighthouse with its castellated tower was built in 1925. It is now solar powered. The tidal Island once had a...
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...
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.
Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
This earth house, in a farm yard, was discovered in 1926 when a threshing machine went through its roof. The large oval...
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...
Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17
With a fine ruined Z-plan tower, this impressive castle was built between 1560 and 1574 by Gilbert Balfour, from Fife. It...
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...
Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK
A magnificent chambered cairn with a beautifully constructed inner chamber containing four side cells. Reached by crawling...
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...
Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX
This magnificent cathedral was dedicated to the Norse Earl, Magnus Erlendsson, murdered in 1116. The cathedral was founded,...
Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
This historic town developed during the 18th century after it was chosen by the Hudson's Bay Company as a base for...
In 1794 a lighthouse was built on the largest of this group of four uninhabited islands in the middle of the dangerous...
Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
One of the remotest and most impressive of all the tombs on Orkney. It has a long central chamber containing twelve separate...
|1||Tomb of the Eagles||Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW|
|2||Brough of Birsay Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|3||Cubbie Row's Castle (HS)||Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2|
|4||Grain Earth House (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|5||Rennibister Earth House (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|6||Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS)||Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|7||Noltland Castle (HS)||Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17|
|8||Brough of Birsay (HS)||Birsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|9||Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)||Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|10||Eynhallow Church (HS)||Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|11||Sule Skerry Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|12||St Magnus Cathedral||Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX|
|13||Stromness||Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|14||Pentland Skerries Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|15||Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS)||Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
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