Historic Attractions in Orkney Islands
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...
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.
Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
This well preserved farmstead c 2800 BC - 3700 BC was discovered in the 1930s buried under 4 metres of wind-blown sand. The...
At the northern end of the most northerly of the Orkney Islands and 42m (139ft) high this is the tallest land based...
This cliff top lighthouse was built in 1915 at the request of the Admiralty to mark an approach from the north to the naval...
Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
Established by the Vikings, this attractive town with its narrow streets, 12th century cathedral, Bishop's and Earl's...
Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA
The finest megalithic tomb in the British Isles, built in Neolithic times before 2700 BC. Runic inscriptions tell of how...
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.
Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
Standing on a promontory and protected by a massive rampart, the broch and its associated buildings are very well-preserved....
Lyness, Hoy, Orkney Islands, KW16 3NU
Displays in the naval base pumphouse tell the story of Scapa Flow in two world wars.
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...
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...
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...
|1||Brough of Birsay Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|2||Cubbie Row's Castle (HS)||Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2|
|3||Tomb of the Eagles||Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW|
|4||Knap o' Howar (HS)||Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|5||North Ronaldsay Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|6||Copinsay Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|7||Kirkwall||Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|8||Maes Howe (HS)||Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA|
|9||Vinquoy Chambered Cairn||Eday, Orkney, KW17|
|10||Midhowe Broch (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|11||Scapa Flow Visitor Centre||Lyness, Hoy, Orkney Islands, KW16 3NU|
|12||Eynhallow Church (HS)||Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|13||Brough of Birsay (HS)||Birsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|14||Tormiston Mill (HS)||Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH|
|15||Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, KW17|
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