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Historische Sehenswürdigkeiten, Orkney Islands

Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS)

Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A huge block of sandstone in which a Neolithic burial chamber has been cut. Access is very muddy.

Hackness Martello Tower (HS)

Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ

The tower, one of only three Martello Towers in Scotland, was built in 1815 to protect the Longhope anchorage.

Click Mill, Dounby (HS)

Dounby, Orkney, KW17 2JB

The last surviving horizontal water mill in Orkney, of type well represented in Shetland and Lewis.

Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A huge and impressive megalithic chambered tomb of Neolithic date in an oval mound, with 12 stalls.

Cubbie Row's Castle (HS)

Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK

This is one of the earliest stone castles to survive in Scotland, built in about 1145.

Tomb of the Eagles

Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW

Ein außergewöhnlicher 5000 Jahre altes Großsteingrab, das nach den Seeadlern, deren Krallen neben den...

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 Sterne

Brough of Birsay (HS)

Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2NH

On this island, easily accessible at low tide, there was once a major Pictish and Viking settlement.

Ring of Brodgar (HS)

Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A magnificent circle of upright stones with an enclosing ditch spanned by causeways, dating to the late Neolithic period.

Broch of Gurness (HS)

Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH

Surrounded by a warren of Iron Age buildings, this broch probably dates to the first century AD.

Ratings:
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St Mary's Chapel (HS)

Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK

Dieses schlichte Gebäude aus dem 12. Jahrhundert war einmal die Kapelle einer christlichen nordischen Familie.

Grain Earth House (HS)

Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A well-built Iron Age earth house or underground chamber, supported on stone pillars.

Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS)

Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR

One of best preserved prehistoric village in northen Europe. Discovered during a storm in 1850.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 5 Sterne

Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS)

Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A massive tomb with long, narrow chamber divided into three, with 14 beehive cells opening onto the walls.

Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)

Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A fine Neolithic chambered cairn with three concentric walls and a burial chamber with three large cells.

Tormiston Mill (HS)

Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH

An excellent late example of a Scottish watermill, circa 1880.

1 Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS) Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK
2 Hackness Martello Tower (HS) Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ
3 Click Mill, Dounby (HS) Dounby, Orkney, KW17 2JB
4 Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
5 Cubbie Row's Castle (HS) Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
6 Tomb of the Eagles Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW 4 stars
7 Brough of Birsay (HS) Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2NH
8 Ring of Brodgar (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
9 Broch of Gurness (HS) Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH 4 stars
10 St Mary's Chapel (HS) Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
11 Grain Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
12 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR 5 stars
13 Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
14 Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
15 Tormiston Mill (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH

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