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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.
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.
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
Barnhouse is an open site which is free to visit.
Corrigall Farm Museum is a traditional ‘but and ben’ house that portrays a typical Orkney farmhouse and steading in the late 19th century.
The Vat of Kirbister was formed when the roof of a large sea cave collapsed.
Scapa Flow's landscape holds a treasure trove of natural, archaeological and cultural interest.
visit www.scapaflow.co for more information on the area.
The Orkney Museum tells the story of Orkney from the Stone Age through the Picts and Vikings to the present day.
Monuments & Ruins
The Brough of Birsay features the remains of a busy complex of Pictish, Norse and later settlements around Birsay Bay.
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