Historic Attractions in Orkney Islands
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…
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...
Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
Probably the oldest standing stone houses in Europe, dating from the early Neolithic period.
Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
A magnificent circle of upright stones with an enclosing ditch spanned by causeways, dating to the late Neolithic period.
Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
An oval cairn with concentric walls enclosing a Neolithic chambered tomb divided into three compartments. Access to chamber.
Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH
Surrounded by a warren of Iron Age buildings, this broch probably dates to the first century AD.
Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK
A low mound covering a Neolithic chambered tomb with four cells. Contained the bones of men, dogs and oxen when discovered.
Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA
One of the finest Neolithic buildings in north-west Europe.
Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR
One of best preserved prehistoric village in northen Europe. Discovered during a storm in 1850.
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.
Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17
A fine Neolithic chambered cairn with three concentric walls and a burial chamber with three large cells.
Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
This simple 12th century building was once the chapel of a Christian Norse family.
Stromness, Orkney, KW17
The remains of a stone circle around a hearth, surrounded by a circular earthen bank or henge.
Dounby, Orkney, KW17
The last surviving horizontal water mill in Orkney, of type well represented in Shetland and Lewis. In working order. It…
|1||Hackness Martello Tower (HS)||Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ|
|2||Tormiston Mill (HS)||Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH|
|3||Knap o' Howar (HS)||Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|4||Ring of Brodgar (HS)||Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|5||Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|6||Broch of Gurness (HS)||Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH|
|7||Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)||Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|8||Maes Howe (HS)||Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA|
|9||Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS)||Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR|
|10||Noltland Castle (HS)||Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17|
|11||Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17|
|12||St Mary's Chapel (HS)||Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|13||Stones of Stenness (HS)||Stromness, Orkney, KW17|
|14||Click Mill, Dounby (HS)||Dounby, Orkney, KW17|
|15||Tomb of the Eagles||Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW|
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