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Historische Sehenswürdigkeiten, Orkney Islands

Knap o' Howar (HS)

Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK

Probably the oldest standing stone houses in Europe, dating from the early 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:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 Sterne

Noltland Castle (HS)

Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17

A fine, ruined Z-plan tower, built between 1560 and 1573 but never completed. Remarkable for its large number of gun loops.

St Magnus Church (HS)

Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

The complete but roofless ruin of a 12th century church with a round tower, situated on the site where St Magnus was…

Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS)

Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD

Step inside the spectacular ruins of two remarkable residences at the heart of Kirkwall.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 Sterne

Unstan Chambered Cairn (HS)

Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A mound covering a stone burial chamber divided by slabs into five compartments. Of Neolithic date. Access to chamber.

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.

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.

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...

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Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

An oval cairn with concentric walls enclosing a Neolithic chambered tomb.

Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS)

Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A low mound covering a Neolithic chambered tomb with four cells. Contained the bones of men, dogs and oxen when discovered.

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.

Brough of Birsay Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

This unusual lighthouse with its castellated tower was built in 1925. It is now solar powered. The tidal Island once had a...

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.

Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS)

Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2

The gaunt remains of the residence of Robert Stewart, Earl of Orkney, constructed in the late 16th century round a courtyard.

1 Knap o' Howar (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
2 Broch of Gurness (HS) Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH 4 stars
3 Noltland Castle (HS) Near Pierowall, Westray, Orkney, KW17
4 St Magnus Church (HS) Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
5 Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD 4 stars
6 Unstan Chambered Cairn (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
7 Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS) Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK
8 Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
9 Tomb of the Eagles Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW 4 stars
10 Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
11 Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK
12 Hackness Martello Tower (HS) Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ
13 Brough of Birsay Lighthouse Scotland, UK
14 Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
15 Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS) Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2

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