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Unstan Chambered Cairn (HS)

Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A mound covering a stone burial chamber divided by slabs into five compartments. Of Neolithic date. Access to chamber.

Maes Howe (HS)

Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA

One of the finest Neolithic buildings in north-west Europe.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Noltland Castle (HS)

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.

Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A huge and impressive megalithic chambered tomb of Neolithic date in an oval mound, with 12 stalls.

Eynhallow Church (HS)

Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

Ruined 12th century monastic church and post-medieval domestic buildings.

St Magnus Church (HS)

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…

Tormiston Mill (HS)

Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH

An excellent late example of a Scottish watermill, circa 1880.

Ring of Brodgar (HS)

Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A magnificent circle of upright stones with an enclosing ditch spanned by causeways, dating to the late Neolithic period.

Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)

Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A fine Neolithic chambered cairn with three concentric walls and a burial chamber with three large cells.

Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

An oval cairn with concentric walls enclosing a Neolithic chambered tomb.

Cubbie Row's Castle (HS)

Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK

This is one of the earliest stone castles to survive in Scotland, built in about 1145.

Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A Neolithic chambered cairn with unusual arrangement of two burial chambers, one above the other.

Midhowe Broch (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A well-preserved boch, with remains of later buildings round it.

Knap o' Howar (HS)

Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK

Probably the oldest standing stone houses in Europe, dating from the early Neolithic period.

Click Mill, Dounby (HS)

Dounby, Orkney, KW17 2JB

The last surviving horizontal water mill in Orkney, of type well represented in Shetland and Lewis.

1 Unstan Chambered Cairn (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
2 Maes Howe (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA 4 stars
3 Noltland Castle (HS) Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17
4 Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
5 Eynhallow Church (HS) Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
6 St Magnus Church (HS) Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
7 Tormiston Mill (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH
8 Ring of Brodgar (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
9 Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
10 Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
11 Cubbie Row's Castle (HS) Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
12 Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
13 Midhowe Broch (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
14 Knap o' Howar (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
15 Click Mill, Dounby (HS) Dounby, Orkney, KW17 2JB

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