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  • Girl going into the Tomb of the Eagles, South Ronaldsay
    Tomb of the Eagles, South Ronaldsay

See for yourself what life was like at a variety of historic sites in Orkney.

These islands are full of historic attractions from chambered cairns and standing stones to naval barriers and brochs. At Orkney’s historic sites, you can find out what it was like to live in an Iron Age village and see artefacts placed in the Tomb of the Eagles, 5,000 years ago.

Use the information to plan a trip back in time at the historic sites in Orkney.

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  1. Stone of Setter

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    Historic Sites

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    Eday

    The Setter Stone, erected thousands of years ago, is one of the tallest megaliths in Orkney.

  2. Dwarfie Stane

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    Historic Sites

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    Hoy

    Welcome to Dwarfie Stane.

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    South Ronaldsay

    Opening times 2013: March 10 am -12 noon, Apr - Sep 9.30 am - 5.30 pm Oct 9.30am -12.30pm and Nov - Feb by arrangement

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    North Ronaldsay

    Welcome to North Ronaldsay Lighthouse and Visitor Centre - the oldest intact lighthouse in Scotland.

  5. Midhowe Chambered Tomb

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    Rousay

    Welcome to Midhowe Chambered Tomb

  6. Earl's Palace

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    Birsay

    The palace was built in the late 16th century by 'Black Patie' - the unpopular Earl Robert Stewart.

  7. Banks Chambered Tombs

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    Historic Sites

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    Orkney

    Welcome to Banks Chambered Tombs.

  8. Gloup & Mull Head Reserve

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    Historic Sites

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    Deerness

    Welcome to the Gloup and Mull Head reserve in Deerness, Orkney.

  9. Knap of Howar

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    Papa Westray

    Papa Westray is one of Orkney’s smaller isles, only about six square miles in extent, and much less hectic than its bigger neighbours in Orkney.

  10. Barnhouse Neolithic Village

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    Historic Sites

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    Stenness

    Barnhouse is an open site which is free to visit.

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