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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.
The palace was built in the late 16th century by 'Black Patie' - the unpopular Earl Robert Stewart.
Get a glimpse of Orkney’s natural history and maritime past at this museum which sports a unique collection of artifacts.
Monuments & Ruins
The Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae is one of the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe.
The Vat of Kirbister was formed when the roof of a large sea cave collapsed.
Welcome to Dwarfie Stane.
Scapa Flow's landscape holds a treasure trove of natural, archaeological and cultural interest.
visit www.scapaflow.co for more information on the area.
One of the finest stone circles in the world.
Historic Buildings & Homes
Hackness Martello Tower and Battery are part of the extensive military remains on the island of Hoy.
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.
This small museum located in the village of Pierowall provides a fascinating insight into the natural and human history of the isle of Westray.
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