The causeway to the Brough of Birsay, West Mainland
Earls Palace in Kirkwall
Step back in time by visiting Orkney’s monuments and ruins, which reveal thousands of years of history. Many of these monuments and ruins make up the Heart of Neolithic Orkney which is recognised as UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Discover prehistoric villages dating back 5,000 years, chambered tombs and palaces amongst the monuments and ruins of Orkney.
Use the information to plan a historic trip to these fascinating monuments and ruins in Orkney.
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.
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’.