Historic Attractions in Orkney Islands
Subcategory: Abbeys, Churches & Cathedrals, Historic Sites & Monuments, Lighthouses or Towns & Villages
This unusual lighthouse with its castellated tower was built in 1925. It is now solar powered. The tidal Island once had a...
Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
One of the finest early churches on Orkney. Its 12th century tower was once considerably higher. The Norse Earl, Magnus...
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...
Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK
This outstanding tomb stands on Els Ness peninsula, a site of many burial mounds and smaller cairns. Quoyness has a...
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...
Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
Standing on a promontory and protected by a massive rampart, the broch and its associated buildings are very...
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...
This 1898 lighthouse, built at the edge of spectacular 79m (260ft) high cliffs on the Island of Westray, was the first to...
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...
Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
This simple 12th century building was once the chapel of a Christian Norse family.
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....
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.
Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX
This magnificent cathedral was dedicated to the Norse Earl, Magnus Erlendsson, murdered in 1116. The cathedral was...
Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH
Surrounded by a warren of Iron Age buildings, this broch probably dates to the first century AD.
|1||Brough of Birsay Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|2||St Magnus Church (HS)||Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|3||Stromness||Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|4||Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS)||Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|5||Brough of Birsay (HS)||Birsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|6||Midhowe Broch (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|7||Churchill Barriers||South of Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|8||Noup Head Lighthouse||Scotland, UK|
|9||Dennis Head Lighthouse||North Ronaldsay, Orkney, KW17|
|10||St Mary's Chapel (HS)||Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|11||Knap o' Howar (HS)||Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK|
|12||Vinquoy Chambered Cairn||Eday, Orkney, KW17|
|13||St Magnus Cathedral||Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NX|
|14||Broch of Gurness (HS)||Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH|
|15||Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS)||Rousay, Orkney, KW17|
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