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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.
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.
The Setter Stone, erected thousands of years ago, is one of the tallest megaliths in Orkney.
Welcome to Midhowe Chambered Tomb
Historic Buildings & Homes
Hackness Martello Tower and Battery are part of the extensive military remains on the island of Hoy.
These four causeways were built after the sinking of the HMS Royal Oak while it lay at harbour in Scapa Flow in October 1939.
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.
Admire one of the UK’s most impressive collections of 20th century British art at this art gallery in Stromness.
The Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae is one of the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe.
Welcome to the Gloup and Mull Head reserve in Deerness, Orkney.
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