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Historische Sehenswürdigkeiten, Orkney Islands

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.

Stones of Stenness (HS)

Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK

The remains of a stone circle around a hearth, surrounded by a circular earthen bank or henge.

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.

Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A Neolithic chambered cairn with unusual arrangement of two burial chambers, one above the other.

Rennibister Earth House (HS)

Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK

A good example of an Orkney earth house or underground storage vault. Dates from around 400BC. Access by ladder.

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.

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…

Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS)

Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

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.

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

Knap o' Howar (HS)

Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

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

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

Eynhallow Church (HS)

Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

Ruined 12th century monastic church and post-medieval domestic buildings.

Tormiston Mill (HS)

Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH

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

1 Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK
2 Stones of Stenness (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
3 Earl's Palace (Birsay) (HS) Mainland, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2
4 Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
5 Rennibister Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
6 Hackness Martello Tower (HS) Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ
7 St Magnus Church (HS) Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
8 Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS) Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK
9 Unstan Chambered Cairn (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
10 Tomb of the Eagles Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW 4 stars
11 Knap o' Howar (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
12 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR 5 stars
13 Bishop's and Earl's Palace (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD 4 stars
14 Eynhallow Church (HS) Eynhallow Island, Nr Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
15 Tormiston Mill (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH

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