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...
Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH
Surrounded by a warren of Iron Age buildings, this broch probably dates to the first century AD.
At the northern end of the most northerly of the Orkney Islands and 42m (139ft) high this is the tallest land based...
With 60 known shipwrecks around the island this was a place that clearly needed to be avoided. In 1896 a lighthouse was...
North Ronaldsay, Orkney, KW17
Built in 1789 on North Ronaldsay, this is the oldest lighthouse in the Northern Isles. It ceased operation in 1854 after...
Stromness, Orkney, KW17
These tall and extraordinarily impressive standing stones were once part of a circle of twelve stones surrounded by deep...
This 1898 lighthouse, built at the edge of spectacular 79m (260ft) high cliffs on the Island of Westray, was the first to...
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.
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...
This tall lighthouse, 34m (112ft) high, on the low flat island of Auskerry was built in 1866. It was bombed by German...
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...
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...
|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||Broch of Gurness (HS)||Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH|
|5||North Ronaldsay Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|6||Stroma Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|7||Dennis Head Lighthouse||North Ronaldsay, Orkney, KW17|
|8||Stones of Stenness (HS)||Stromness, Orkney, KW17|
|9||Noup Head Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|10||Vinquoy Chambered Cairn||Eday, Orkney, KW17|
|11||Brough of Birsay (HS)||Birsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|12||Auskerry Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|13||Knap o' Howar (HS)||Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|14||Rennibister Earth House (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|15||Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17|
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