Historic Attractions in Orkney
Subcategory: Abbeys, Churches & Cathedrals, Castles & Stately Homes, Historic Sites & Monuments or Towns & Villages
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...
Rousay, Orkney, KW17
A most unusual double storeyed chambered cairn. Each chamber has its own separate entrance.
South of Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
The barriers were built in 1941-43 to stop German submarines reaching the British naval base in Scapa Flow. The 66,000...
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....
Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
Established by the Vikings, this attractive town with its narrow streets, 12th century cathedral, Bishop's and Earl's...
Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
This long stalled cairn, protected by a modern roof, is divided into three compartments. The bones of 29 people were found...
Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH
Surrounded by a warren of Iron Age buildings, this broch probably dates to the first century AD.
Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17
This well-preserved tomb, has a large main chamber and three side cells. Entrance is now through a hatch in the roof....
Shapinsay, Orkney, KW17 2DY
This impressive mansion was built between 1846 and 1850 for David Balfour. It is little changed from Balfour's time.
Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
This simple 12th century building was once the chapel of a Christian Norse family.
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...
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...
Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR
The best preserved prehistoric village in northen Europe, with eight dwellings linked by low alleyways. The beautifully...
Stromness, Orkney, KW17
These tall and extraordinarily impressive standing stones were once part of a circle of twelve stones surrounded by deep...
|1||Cubbie Row's Castle (HS)||Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2|
|2||Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, KW17|
|3||Churchill Barriers||South of Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|4||Knap o' Howar (HS)||Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|5||Kirkwall||Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|6||Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|7||Broch of Gurness (HS)||Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH|
|8||Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, KW17|
|9||Balfour Castle||Shapinsay, Orkney, KW17 2DY|
|10||St Mary's Chapel (HS)||Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|11||Stromness||Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|12||Noltland Castle (HS)||Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17|
|13||Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS)||Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR|
|14||Stones of Stenness (HS)||Stromness, Orkney, KW17|
|15||Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS)||Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
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