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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.
Historic Buildings & Homes
Welcome to Start Point Lighthouse
This small museum located in the village of Pierowall provides a fascinating insight into the natural and human history of the isle of Westray.
These four causeways were built after the sinking of the HMS Royal Oak while it lay at harbour in Scapa Flow in October 1939.
Barnhouse is an open site which is free to visit.
The Setter Stone, erected thousands of years ago, is one of the tallest megaliths in Orkney.
Monuments & Ruins
Maeshowe is the finest chambered tomb in north west Europe and is more than 5,000 years old.
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.
See an intriguing collection of rare fossils from Orkney and around the world and learn more about the heritage of the Orkney Isles.
Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys
Visit this restored 19th century Scots Presbyterian Kirk on the remote Bay of Skaill.
See inside the finest mansion in Orkney and experience 5,000 years of history at Skaill House.
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