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  • North Ronaldsay Lighthouse
    North Ronaldsay Lighthouse
  • North Ronaldsay Lighthouse Visitor Centre
    North Ronaldsay Lighthouse Visitor Centre
  • The dining room of Skaill House, Mainland
    The dining room of Skaill House, Mainland

Discover a variety of diverse historic buildings in Orkney from a grand stately home to an impressive lighthouse.

Each historic property has a different story to reveal to you - imagine life as a lighthouse keeper, a military man or a miller.

Plan your visit to Orkney’s historic buildings and homes using the detailed listings.

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  1. Hackness Martello Tower and Battery

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    Orkney

    Hackness Martello Tower and Battery are part of the extensive military remains on the island of Hoy.

  2. The North Ronaldsay Trust - Lighthouse Tours

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Orkney

    Take a guided tour of the tallest land-based lighthouse in the British Isles on North Ronaldsay.

  3. Start Point Lighthouse

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Sanday

    Welcome to Start Point Lighthouse

  4. Skaill House

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Dounby

    See inside the finest mansion in Orkney and experience 5,000 years of history at Skaill House.

  5. Banks Chambered Tombs

    Type

    Historic Sites

    Gradings

    Orkney

    Welcome to Banks Chambered Tombs.

  6. Barony Mill

    Type

    Historic Buildings & Homes

    Gradings

    Birsay

    Barony Mill is a working water-powered mill specializing in stone-ground bere meal and is open for tours between May and September.

  7. St Magnus Cathedral

    Type

    Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

    Gradings

    Kirkwall

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

  8. Gradings

    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    North Ronaldsay

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

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