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Historische Sehenswürdigkeiten, Orkney Islands

Untergruppe: Historische Stätten & Denkmäler

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.

Maes Howe (HS)

Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA

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

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Grain Earth House (HS)

Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

Knap o' Howar (HS)

Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

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.

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.

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.

Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS)

Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

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.

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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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.

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 Unstan Chambered Cairn (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
2 Maes Howe (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA 4 stars
3 Grain Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
4 Knap o' Howar (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
5 Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
6 St Mary's Chapel (HS) Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
7 Midhowe Broch (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
8 Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
9 Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK
10 Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS) Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK
11 Rennibister Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
12 Tomb of the Eagles Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW 4 stars
13 Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS) Hoy, 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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