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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.
Welcome to Dwarfie Stane.
Admire one of the UK’s most impressive collections of 20th century British art at this art gallery in Stromness.
One of the finest stone circles in the world.
Monuments & Ruins
Maeshowe is the finest chambered tomb in north west Europe and is more than 5,000 years old.
Welcome to Banks Chambered Tombs.
Barnhouse is an open site which is free to visit.
Historic Buildings & Homes
Barony Mill is a working water-powered mill specializing in stone-ground bere meal and is open for tours between May and September.
The museum tells the story of the naval anchorage in the First and Second World Wars.
Scapa Flow's landscape holds a treasure trove of natural, archaeological and cultural interest.
Visit www.scapaflowwrecks.com for more information on the area.
These four causeways were built after the sinking of the HMS Royal Oak while it lay at harbour in Scapa Flow in October 1939.
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