Historic Attractions in Orkney Islands
Subcategory: Abbeys, Churches & Cathedrals, Castles & Stately Homes, Lighthouses 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...
This unusual lighthouse with its castellated tower was built in 1925. It is now solar powered. The tidal Island once had a...
At the northern end of the most northerly of the Orkney Islands and 42m (139ft) high this is the tallest land based...
In 1794 a lighthouse was built on the largest of this group of four uninhabited islands in the middle of the dangerous...
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...
This 1898 lighthouse, built at the edge of spectacular 79m (260ft) high cliffs on the Island of Westray, was the first to...
With 60 known shipwrecks around the island this was a place that clearly needed to be avoided. In 1896 a lighthouse was...
Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
One of the finest early churches on Orkney. Its 12th century tower was once considerably higher. The Norse Earl, Magnus...
This is the most isolated lighthouse in the British Isles. It was built in 1895 on Sule Skerry a 35 acre island that lies...
Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
This 12th century church was only discovered in 1851 after the roofs of some houses were stripped off following an...
Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
Established by the Vikings, this attractive town with its narrow streets, 12th century cathedral, Bishop's and Earl's...
This lighthouse on the island of Sanday was built in 1806 to replace the then ineffective light on North Ronaldsay. It was...
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...
Shapinsay, Orkney, KW17 2DY
This impressive mansion was built between 1846 and 1850 for David Balfour. It is little changed from Balfour's time.
|1||Cubbie Row's Castle (HS)||Wyre, Orkney, KW17 2|
|2||Brough of Birsay Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|3||North Ronaldsay Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|4||Pentland Skerries Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|5||Dennis Head Lighthouse||North Ronaldsay, Orkney, KW17|
|6||Noup Head Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|7||Stroma Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|8||St Magnus Church (HS)||Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|9||Sule Skerry Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|10||Eynhallow Church (HS)||Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|11||Kirkwall||Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|12||Start Point Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|13||Stromness||Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|14||Balfour Castle||Shapinsay, Orkney, KW17 2DY|
|15||Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS)||Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2|
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