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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.
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.
Get a glimpse of Orkney’s natural history and maritime past at this museum which sports a unique collection of artifacts.
Welcome to the Gloup and Mull Head reserve in Deerness, Orkney.
Welcome to Banks Chambered Tombs.
Historic Buildings & Homes
See inside the finest mansion in Orkney and experience 5,000 years of history at Skaill House.
The Setter Stone, erected thousands of years ago, is one of the tallest megaliths in Orkney.
One of the most famous sites in Orkney.
Monuments & Ruins
Maeshowe is the finest chambered tomb in north west Europe and is more than 5,000 years old.
Hackness Martello Tower and Battery are part of the extensive military remains on the island of Hoy.
One of the finest stone circles in the world.
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