Historic sites in Orkney

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  • Girl going into the Tomb of the Eagles, South Ronaldsay
    Tomb of the Eagles, South Ronaldsay

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.

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    South Ronaldsay

    Opening times 2013: March 10 am -12 noon, Apr - Sep 9.30 am - 5.30 pm Oct 9.30am -12.30pm and Nov - Feb by arrangement

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    North Ronaldsay

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

  3. St Magnus Cathedral

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    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

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    Kirkwall

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

  4. Knap of Howar

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    Papa Westray

    Papa Westray is one of Orkney’s smaller isles, only about six square miles in extent, and much less hectic than its bigger neighbours in Orkney.

  5. Old Man of Hoy

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    Historic Sites

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    Hoy

    Hoy means 'High Island' from the Old Norse 'HAEY'.

  6. Ring of Brodgar

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    Historic Sites

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    Stromness

    One of the finest stone circles in the world.

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    Stenness

    One of the most famous sites in Orkney.

  8. Barnhouse Neolithic Village

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    Historic Sites

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    Stenness

    Barnhouse is an open site which is free to visit.

  9. Gloup & Mull Head Reserve

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    Historic Sites

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    Deerness

    Welcome to the Gloup and Mull Head reserve in Deerness, Orkney.

  10. Scapa Flow

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    Historic Sites

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    Orkney

    Scapa Flow's landscape holds a treasure trove of natural, archaeological and cultural interest. visit www.scapaflow.co for more information on the area.

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