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Mar
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Skara Brae (Stromness)
#1 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
The Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae, near the dramatic white beach of the Bay of Skaill, is one... more
#2 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
Ring of Brodgar (Stromness)
#4 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
This is the largest Neolithic standing stone circle in Scotland, which is more than 340 feet in... more
Ness of Brodgar (Stromness)
#5 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
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#7 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
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Maeshowe (Stromness)
#8 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
The site of two Neolithic tombs built by the same people responsible for Skara Brae.
Yesnaby Cliffs (Stromness)
#9 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
#10 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
Ruins of ancient tower and huts used to defend the Scotish coastline from raiders.
#11 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
#12 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
These mysterious standing stones, similar to England's Stonehenge, date from 2000 BC.
Orkney Brewery (Stromness)
#13 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
#14 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
Illustrations bring to life a unique collection of Orkney fossil fish. Learn how the landscape... more
#15 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
#16 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
The Orkney Museum (Kirkwall)
#17 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
This museum details the 5,000-year history of the islands.
Scapa Flow (Kirkwall)
#18 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
This treacherous pass made ship navigation difficult, resulting in over 10 sunken ship wrecks,... more
#19 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
Tomb of the Eagles (South Ronaldsay)
#20 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
Perched above the dramatic South Ronaldsay cliffs, the Isbister Chambered Cairn - better known today... more
Barony Mill (Birsay)
#21 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
Brough Of Birsay (Birsay)
#22 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
#23 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
North Ronaldsay Lighthouse (North Ronaldsay)
#24 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
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#26 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
Ness Battery (Stromness)
#27 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
Ness Battery is accessible by guided tour only. Please call for details. Tours available all year... more
#28 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
#29 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
Pier Arts Centre (Stromness)
#30 of 75 things to do in Orkney Islands
The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney was established in 1979 to provide a home for an important collection... more