There are many wonderful attractions in Orkney, one highlight being the Heart of Neolithic Orkney which contains awe-inspiring remains such as Skara Brae, a Neolithic settlement established 5,000 years ago. Other attractions include the Italian Chapel, built by prisoners of war, St Magnus Cathedral, founded by Vikings, and the Pier Arts Centre, which offers a permanent collection and touring exhibitions.
Orkney has a fantastic amount of historic attractions thanks to its colourful history stretching back thousands of years. Visit museums to learn more of the history and the actual structures, buildings and houses where people used to live many years ago.
Orkney’s shops stock many goods with special connections to the islands, especially in the towns of Kirkwall and Stromness.
Discover free attractions and things to do on Orkney, from museums and historic attractions to walks and wildlife spotting.
Take a tour of the Orkney islands and let local experts fill you in on the secrets of this fascinating region.