Historic buildings and homes in Orkney

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  • North Ronaldsay Lighthouse
    North Ronaldsay Lighthouse
  • North Ronaldsay Lighthouse Visitor Centre
    North Ronaldsay Lighthouse Visitor Centre
  • The dining room of Skaill House, Mainland
    The dining room of Skaill House, Mainland

Discover a variety of diverse historic buildings in Orkney from a grand stately home to an impressive lighthouse.

Each historic property has a different story to reveal to you - imagine life as a lighthouse keeper, a military man or a miller.

Plan your visit to Orkney’s historic buildings and homes using the detailed listings.

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  1. St Magnus Cathedral

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

    Visit the most northerly cathedral in Britain which was founded by the Viking Earl Rognvald in 1137.

  2. Hackness Martello Tower and Battery

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Orkney

    Hackness Martello Tower and Battery are part of the extensive military remains on the island of Hoy.

  3. Start Point Lighthouse

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Sanday

    Welcome to Start Point Lighthouse

  4. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    North Ronaldsay

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

  5. Skaill House

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Dounby

    See inside the finest mansion in Orkney and experience 5,000 years of history at Skaill House.

  6. The North Ronaldsay Trust - Lighthouse Tours

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Orkney

    Take a guided tour of the tallest land-based lighthouse in the British Isles on North Ronaldsay.

  7. Banks Chambered Tombs

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Orkney

    Welcome to Banks Chambered Tombs.

  8. Barony Mill

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Birsay

    Barony Mill is a working water-powered mill specializing in stone-ground bere meal and is open for tours between May and September.

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