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.
The Ness of Brodgar is the excavation of a massive Neolithic walled enclosure that contains numerous well preserved monumental stone buildings on an unparalleled scale –best known from its media coverage as Orkney’s Neolithic Cathedral’.
Enjoy a unique hands-on link to the past. Visitor Centre talks, displays & artefacts guide you through 6000 years of Orkney's pre-history since the last Ice Age.
Stunning coastal walk. Gift shop, hot drinks, snacks & picnic area.
Orkney's finest 17th Century mansion, and home of the man who discovered Skara Brae. Covering thousands of years of Orkney history, a visit to Skaill House gives a valuable insight into Orkney's diverse and exciting past.