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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.
Corrigall Farm Museum is a traditional ‘but and ben’ house that portrays a typical Orkney farmhouse and steading in the late 19th century.
Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys
Visit the most northerly cathedral in Britain which was founded by the Viking Earl Rognvald in 1137.
Historic Buildings & Homes
See inside the finest mansion in Orkney and experience 5,000 years of history at Skaill House.
Monuments & Ruins
The Brough of Birsay features the remains of a busy complex of Pictish, Norse and later settlements around Birsay Bay.
The museum tells the story of the naval anchorage in the First and Second World Wars.
Take a guided tour of the tallest land-based lighthouse in the British Isles on North Ronaldsay.
Welcome to Dwarfie Stane.
Welcome to the Gloup and Mull Head reserve in Deerness, Orkney.
Get a glimpse of Orkney’s natural history and maritime past at this museum which sports a unique collection of artifacts.
The Hagi Hús Gallery is small gallery showing the work of owner and artist Celia Clark. Celia is a digital artist who has been making work since graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 1999.
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