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  Historical Sites

The list of historical sites covered in this website in no way shows all the islands have to offer. Statistically, Orkney boasts three historical monuments per square mile.

To begin your online exploration of some of Orkney's best known archaeological treasures, select from one of the categories below:

Standing Stones Burial Chambers and Tombs Settlements and Dwellings
The Ring o' Brodgar The Standing Stones o' Stenness The Ring o' Bookan, Sandwick
Iron Age Orkney
Minehowe - The Underground Enigma Earthhouses Orkney's Brochs
Holy Sites
Eynhallow St Olaf's Kirk The Brough o' Birsay
The Brough o' Deerness The Orphir Round Kirk St Magnus Cathedral
St Magnus Kirk, Egilsay    
Ancient Towns
Stromness - The Nautical Haven Kirkwall - The Royal Burgh
Castles and Strongholds
The Brough o' Birsay The Bishop's Palace, Kirkwall The Earl's Palace, Kirkwall
Cubbie Roo's Castle The Earl's Palace, Birsay Noltland Castle, Westray
Archaeological Finds
The Skaill Viking Hoard The Scar Viking Boat Burial, Sanday The Orkney Hood
Hogback Tombstones The Groatsetter Sword The "Orkney Venus"