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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.
Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys
Visit the most northerly cathedral in Britain which was founded by the Viking Earl Rognvald in 1137.
The Setter Stone, erected thousands of years ago, is one of the tallest megaliths in Orkney.
Welcome to the Gloup and Mull Head reserve in Deerness, Orkney.
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.
The museum tells the story of the naval anchorage in the First and Second World Wars.
Welcome to Midhowe Chambered Tomb
Historic Buildings & Homes
Take a guided tour of the tallest land-based lighthouse in the British Isles on North Ronaldsay.
The palace was built in the late 16th century by 'Black Patie' - the unpopular Earl Robert Stewart.
Corrigall Farm Museum is a traditional ‘but and ben’ house that portrays a typical Orkney farmhouse and steading in the late 19th century.
Welcome to Banks Chambered Tombs.
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