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Historische Sehenswürdigkeiten, Orkney Islands

Untergruppe: Historische Stätten & Denkmäler

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Grain Earth House (HS)

Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

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

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.

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.

Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

Knap o' Howar (HS)

Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

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.

1 Dwarfie Stane Tomb (HS) Hoy, Orkney, Scotland, UK
2 Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
3 Tomb of the Eagles Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW 4 stars
4 Brough of Birsay (HS) Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2NH
5 Ring of Brodgar (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
6 Broch of Gurness (HS) Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH 4 stars
7 St Mary's Chapel (HS) Isle of Wyre, Orkney, Scotland, UK
8 Grain Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
9 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR 5 stars
10 Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
11 Wideford Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
12 Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
13 Knap o' Howar (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
14 Cuween Hill Chambered Cairn (HS) Finstown, Orkney, Scotland, UK
15 Midhowe Broch (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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