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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
Hackness Martello Tower and Battery are part of the extensive military remains on the island of Hoy.
Monuments & Ruins
The Broch of Gurness is one of the most outstanding surviving examples of an Iron Age settlement that is unique to northern Scotland.
Get a glimpse of Orkney’s natural history and maritime past at this museum which sports a unique collection of artifacts.
Scapa Flow's landscape holds a treasure trove of natural, archaeological and cultural interest.
Visit www.scapaflowwrecks.com for more information on the area.
See inside the finest mansion in Orkney and experience 5,000 years of history at Skaill House.
Kirbuster is the last un-restored example of a traditional ‘firehoose’ in Northern Europe and was occupied right up until the 1960s.
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.
Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys
Visit this restored 19th century Scots Presbyterian Kirk on the remote Bay of Skaill.
Welcome to Banks Chambered Tombs.
Take a guided tour of the tallest land-based lighthouse in the British Isles on North Ronaldsay.
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