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Historische Sehenswürdigkeiten, Orkney Islands

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…

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.

Midhowe Broch (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

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.

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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.

Tormiston Mill (HS)

Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH

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

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.

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.

Click Mill, Dounby (HS)

Dounby, Orkney, KW17 2JB

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

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.

Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS)

Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

Grain Earth House (HS)

Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

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.

Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

1 St Magnus Church (HS) Egilsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
2 Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK
3 Midhowe Broch (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
4 Knap o' Howar (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
5 Broch of Gurness (HS) Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH 4 stars
6 Cubbie Row's Castle (HS) Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
7 Tormiston Mill (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HH
8 Hackness Martello Tower (HS) Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3PQ
9 Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS) Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK
10 Click Mill, Dounby (HS) Dounby, Orkney, KW17 2JB
11 Unstan Chambered Cairn (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
12 Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS) Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK
13 Grain Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
14 Ring of Brodgar (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
15 Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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