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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.
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.
The Vat of Kirbister was formed when the roof of a large sea cave collapsed.
The Brough of Birsay features the remains of a busy complex of Pictish, Norse and later settlements around Birsay Bay.
Historic Buildings & Homes
See inside the finest mansion in Orkney and experience 5,000 years of history at Skaill House.
These four causeways were built after the sinking of the HMS Royal Oak while it lay at harbour in Scapa Flow in October 1939.
Hackness Martello Tower and Battery are part of the extensive military remains on the island of Hoy.
Welcome to Start Point Lighthouse
Maeshowe is the finest chambered tomb in north west Europe and is more than 5,000 years old.
Barony Mill is a working water-powered mill specializing in stone-ground bere meal and is open for tours between May and September.
Welcome to Banks Chambered Tombs.
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