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Historische Sehenswürdigkeiten, Orkney Islands

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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Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS)

Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A megalithic tomb with triple retaining walls, containing a passage and main chamber.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Midhowe Broch (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A well-preserved boch, with remains of later buildings round it.

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...

Knap o' Howar (HS)

Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK

Probably the oldest standing stone houses in Europe, dating from the early Neolithic period.

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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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.

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.

Tormiston Mill (HS)

Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH

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

1 Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
2 Tomb of the Eagles Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW 4 stars
3 Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS) Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK
4 Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
5 Cubbie Row's Castle (HS) Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
6 Brough of Birsay (HS) Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2NH
7 Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK
8 St Mary's Chapel (HS) Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
9 Midhowe Broch (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
10 Brough of Birsay Lighthouse Scotland, UK
11 Knap o' Howar (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
12 Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD 4 stars
13 Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS) Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2
14 Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
15 Tormiston Mill (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH

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