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Historische Sehenswürdigkeiten, Orkney Islands

Untergruppe: Historische Stätten & Denkmäler

Grain Earth House (HS)

Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

Midhowe Broch (HS)

Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Knap o' Howar (HS)

Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

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

Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS)

Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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

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

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

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 Grain Earth House (HS) Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
2 Midhowe Broch (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
3 Unstan Chambered Cairn (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
4 Broch of Gurness (HS) Aikerness, Orkney, KW17 2NH 4 stars
5 Holm of Papa Westray Chambered Cairn (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
6 Ring of Brodgar (HS) Stromness, Orkney, Scotland, UK
7 Knowe of Yarso Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
8 Taversoe Tuick Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK
9 Brough of Birsay (HS) Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2NH
10 Knap o' Howar (HS) Papa Westray, Orkney, Scotland, UK
11 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village (HS) Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3LR 5 stars
12 Quoyness Chambered Cairn (HS) Sanday, Orkney, Scotland, UK
13 Tomb of the Eagles Liddel, St. Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2RW 4 stars
14 Maes Howe (HS) Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3HA 4 stars
15 Midhowe Chambered Cairn (HS) Rousay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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