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Historische Sehenswürdigkeiten, Orkney Islands

Untergruppe: Historische Stätten & Denkmäler

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

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...

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 Sterne

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.

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.

Midhowe Broch (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

Maes Howe (HS)

Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA

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

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 Sterne

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.

Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS)

Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

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.

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.

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

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