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Orkney is home to remarkable history attractions, none more significant than the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The UNESCO site is made up of four seperate historic sites which you can visit - Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar, Maeshowe and the Stones of Stenness.
Visit a number of religious buildings from the cathedral built by a Viking earl in honour of his uncle, to a chapel built in a nissen hut by Italian Prisoners of War. See inside the island's finest mansion and admire family heirlooms or walk around one of the most outstanding surviving examples of an Iron Age village.
You can also explore a number of museums in Orkney - see the Neolithic carving of the Westray Stone, hear stories from both World Wars and Orkney's involvement, or follow the islands' timeline from Neolithic times right through to the present day.
Explore a number of exciting and unrivalled history attractions in Orkney.
Kirbuster is the last un-restored example of a traditional ‘firehoose’ in Northern Europe and was occupied right up until the 1960s.
Historic Buildings & Homes
Barony Mill is a working water-powered mill specializing in stone-ground bere meal and is open for tours between May and September.
Monuments & Ruins
The Broch of Gurness is one of the most outstanding surviving examples of an Iron Age settlement that is unique to northern Scotland.
Admire one of the UK’s most impressive collections of 20th century British art at this art gallery in Stromness.
See inside the finest mansion in Orkney and experience 5,000 years of history at Skaill House.
The Orkney Museum tells the story of Orkney from the Stone Age through the Picts and Vikings to the present day.
Take a guided tour of the tallest land-based lighthouse in the British Isles on North Ronaldsay.
Orkney’s wartime history is strongly represented in a museum collection that spans the development of wireless in Orkney from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.
See an intriguing collection of rare fossils from Orkney and around the world and learn more about the heritage of the Orkney Isles.
These palaces near St Magnus Cathedral are regarded as two of the finest examples of architecture in Scotland and highlight Orkney’s strong Norse and ecclesiastical links....
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