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The Italian Chapel
The Italian Chapel
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
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Saint Magnus Cathedral
Saint Magnus Cathedral(Kirkwall)
Owner description: St Magnus Cathedral, built from red and yellow sandstone, is of international significance. This ‘fine minster’ took about 300 years to build, the foundations starting in 1137. It... more Owner description: St Magnus Cathedral, built from red and yellow sandstone, is of international significance. This ‘fine minster’ took about 300 years to build, the foundations starting in 1137. It was dedicated to Magnus Erlendsson, Earl of Orkney. He shared the earldom with his cousin, Haakon Paulsson, but jealousy and greed culminated in Magnus being martyred on the island of Egilsay. less
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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The Orkney Museum
The Orkney Museum(Kirkwall)
Owner description: The Orkney Museum tells the story of Orkney, from the Stone Age right through to the present day. There is a large collection of old photos and activities to amuse younger... more Owner description: The Orkney Museum tells the story of Orkney, from the Stone Age right through to the present day. There is a large collection of old photos and activities to amuse younger visitors. The Museum's collection is of international importance and it has a changing temporary exhibition programme. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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Scapa Flow
Scapa Flow(Kirkwall)
This treacherous pass made ship navigation difficult, resulting in over 10 sunken ship wrecks, providing an excellent dive site.
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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Tomb of the Eagles
Tomb of the Eagles(South Ronaldsay)
Owner description: Perched above the dramatic South Ronaldsay cliffs, the Isbister Chambered Cairn - better known today as the ‘Tomb of the Eagles’ - is one of Orkney’s top archaeological sites... more Owner description: Perched above the dramatic South Ronaldsay cliffs, the Isbister Chambered Cairn - better known today as the ‘Tomb of the Eagles’ - is one of Orkney’s top archaeological sites. Discovered by chance by local farmer Ronnie Simison in the 1950s, the Stone Age tomb revealed an amazing collection of bones and artefacts, placed here some 5,000 years ago. Roughly half a mile inland from the tomb is a Bronze Age site. It comprises a mound of burnt stone and the remains of a stone building, named after the ‘Liddle’ farm where Ronnie uncovered them. Excavations at the site have led to important discoveries about how people lived and worked in Orkney 3,000 years ago.Enjoy a unique ‘hands-on’ experience at the Visitor Centre, where you can see, and enjoy the privilege of handling some of the original artefacts found at the sites. During the main visitor season, fascinating displays and daily talks offer insights into the lives of these Stone Age and Bronze Age people. Explore some of the questions which remain unanswered. The Gift Shop offers a wide range of items, including many local crafts, books, hot and cold drinks and Orkney ice cream. There is a stunning walk from the Visitor Centre to the tomb, via the Bronze Age site - approximately 1 mile along a well-marked path. The maritime heath and grassland is alive in the summer with birds and wild flowers. More than 50 years after Ronnie Simison came across these remarkable sites, his family invite you to come and enjoy these well-loved visitor attractions. less
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins; History Museums
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Commodore
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in St. Mary's

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The Foveran Restaurant
The Foveran Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 39 Restaurants in Kirkwall
Price: $34 - $61
Cuisines: British, Scottish
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Skerries Bistro
Skerries Bistro
Price: $7 - $43
Cuisines: Seafood, European, British, Soups, Scottish
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Helgi's
Helgi's
Ranked #2 of 39 Restaurants in Kirkwall
Price: $11 - $34
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gastropub
Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Kirkwall Hotel Restaurant
Kirkwall Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 39 Restaurants in Kirkwall
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The INN Guest House
3.0 of 5
The INN Guest House
$96 - $108 (£71 - £80)
Ranked #1 of 2 St. Mary's B&B and Inns
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The Spiggie
The Spiggie
$47 - $162 (£35 - £120)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Scousburgh
Woodwick House
Woodwick House
$45 - $65
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Evie

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Sands Hotel
Sands Hotel
$101 - $257
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Burray Village
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Sands Hotel
Sands Hotel
$101 - $257
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Burray Village
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The Foveran
4.0 of 5
The Foveran
$101 - $157 (£75 - £116)
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Kirkwall

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