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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 Vat of Kirbister was formed when the roof of a large sea cave collapsed.
Historic Buildings & Homes
Hackness Martello Tower and Battery are part of the extensive military remains on the island of Hoy.
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.
Kirbuster is the last un-restored example of a traditional ‘firehoose’ in Northern Europe and was occupied right up until the 1960s.
Welcome to Midhowe Chambered Tomb
The palace was built in the late 16th century by 'Black Patie' - the unpopular Earl Robert Stewart.
One of the finest stone circles in the world.
See an intriguing collection of rare fossils from Orkney and around the world and learn more about the heritage of the Orkney Isles.
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