Historic Attractions in Orkney Islands
Subcategory: Abbeys, Churches & Cathedrals, Castles & Stately Homes, Historic Sites & Monuments or Lighthouses
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...
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...
Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX
This magnificent cathedral was dedicated to the Norse Earl, Magnus Erlendsson, murdered in 1116. The cathedral was...
Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
This great stone circle surrounded by a massive ditch, once 3 metres deep and 10 metres wide, is one of the most...
Rousay, Orkney, KW17
A most unusual double storeyed chambered cairn. Each chamber has its own separate entrance.
Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
This simple 12th century building was once the chapel of a Christian Norse family.
Shapinsay, Orkney, KW17 2DY
This impressive mansion was built between 1846 and 1850 for David Balfour. It is little changed from Balfour's time.
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...
Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
Buried some 2 metres below the ground this well-built earth house has a narrow passage leading to an oval chamber.
Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK
This outstanding tomb stands on Els Ness peninsula, a site of many burial mounds and smaller cairns. Quoyness has a...
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.
This tall lighthouse, 34m (112ft) high, on the low flat island of Auskerry was built in 1866. It was bombed by German...
With 60 known shipwrecks around the island this was a place that clearly needed to be avoided. In 1896 a lighthouse was...
|1||Tomb of the Eagles||Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW|
|2||Brough of Birsay Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|3||Cubbie Row's Castle (HS)||Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2|
|4||St Magnus Cathedral||Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX|
|5||Ring of Brodgar (HS)||Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|6||Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, KW17|
|7||St Mary's Chapel (HS)||Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|8||Balfour Castle||Shapinsay, Orkney, KW17 2DY|
|9||Churchill Barriers||South of Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|10||Grain Earth House (HS)||Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|11||Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS)||Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|12||Vinquoy Chambered Cairn||Eday, Orkney, KW17|
|13||Auskerry Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|14||Stroma Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|15||Noltland Castle (HS)||Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17|
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