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Historische Sehenswürdigkeiten, Orkney Islands

Untergruppe: Historische Stätten & Denkmäler

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.

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 Sterne

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.

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.

Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

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:
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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.

Maes Howe (HS)

Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA

One of the finest Neolithic buildings in north-west Europe.

Ratings:
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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.

1 Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK
2 Midhowe Broch (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
3 Knap o' Howar (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
4 Broch of Gurness (HS) Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH 4 stars
5 Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS) Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK
6 Unstan Chambered Cairn (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
7 Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS) Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK
8 Grain Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
9 Ring of Brodgar (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
10 Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
11 Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
12 Tomb of the Eagles Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW 4 stars
13 Rennibister Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
14 Maes Howe (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA 4 stars
15 Stones of Stenness (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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