Sights & Attractions in Orkney and Shetland Islands


Sights & Attractions Orkney and Shetland Islands

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Bishop's and Earl's Palaces
The Bishop's Palace dates to the 12th century...
Castles / Palaces Kirkwall
Bonhoga Gallery
Built in 1855 using stones from the Kergord...
Museums / Galleries Weisdale
Broch of Gurness
Gurness Broch, an Iron Age tower built between...
Archaeological Sites Birsay
Brough of Birsay
A Romanesque church can be seen at the Brough of...
Archaeological Sites Birsay
Clickimin Broch
A stone tower on the site of what was...
Military Sites Lerwick
Eshaness and Ronas Hill
About 15 miles north of Brae are the rugged,...
Viewpoints Brae
Fort Charlotte
This artillery fort was built in 1665 to protect...
Military Sites Lerwick
Hermaness National Nature Reserve
The Hermaness National Nature Reserve, a bleak...
Nature Preserves Unst
Highland Park Distillery
Having come this far, you'll have earned a...
Wineries / Breweries Kirkwall
Hoswick Visitor Centre
This museum with a small but impressive...
Museums / Galleries The South Mainland
Italian Chapel
During World War II, 550 Italian prisoners of war...
Religious Sites Kirkwall
In 1897, a huge storm blew away 4,000 years of...
Archaeological Sites The South Mainland
Keen of Hamar National Nature Reserve
Just to the north of Muness Castle is the Keen of...
Nature Preserves Unst
Maes Howe
The huge burial mound of Maes Howe, circa 2500...
Archaeological Sites Stromness and the Neolithic Sites
Next to the Shetland Museum, the bold and...
Arts / Performance Venues Lerwick
Marwick Head Nature Reserve
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds...
Nature Preserves Birsay
Mavis Grind
North of Brae the A970 meanders past Mavis...
Beaches Brae
Mousa Broch
Sandwick is the departure point for the passenger...
Archaeological Sites The South Mainland
Muness Castle
Scotland's northernmost castle was built just...
Castles / Palaces Unst
Noss National Nature Reserve
The island of Noss (which means "nose" in old...
Nature Preserves Lerwick
Old Haa
The oldest building on the island, Burravoe's Old...
Museums / Galleries Yell
Old Scatness
Ongoing excavations at Old Scatness have...
Archaeological Sites The South Mainland
Orkney Museum
With artifacts from the Picts, the Vikings, and...
Museums / Galleries Kirkwall
Orkney Wireless Museum
The lifetime collection of Jim MacDonald, a radio...
Museums / Galleries Kirkwall
Orkneyinga Saga Centre
A good starting point for an exploration of...
Religious Sites Kirkwall
Pier Arts Centre
At the striking Pier Arts Centre, a gallery in a...
Museums / Galleries Stromness and the Neolithic Sites
Ring of Brodgar
About 5 miles northeast of Stromness, the Ring of...
Archaeological Sites Stromness and the Neolithic Sites
Scalloway Castle
This waterfront fortress was built in 1600 by...
Castles / Palaces Scalloway
Scalloway Museum
This modern museum tells some fascinating stories...
Museums / Galleries Scalloway
Scapa Flow Visitor Centre
Military history buffs will appreciate the Scapa...
Information Centers Scapa Flow Visitor Centre
Shetland Croft House Museum
This 19th-century thatched house reveals the...
Museums / Galleries The South Mainland
Shetland Museum
On the last remaining stretch of the old...
Museums / Galleries Lerwick
Skara Brae and Skaill House
After a fierce storm in 1850, the laird of...
Archaeological Sites Stromness and the Neolithic Sites
St. Magnus Cathedral
Founded by the Norse earl Jarl Rognvald in 1137...
Religious Sites Kirkwall
St. Ninian's Isle
It was on St. Ninian's Isle that a schoolboy...
Islands The South Mainland
Stromness Museum
The enchanting Stromness Museum has the feel of...
Museums / Galleries Stromness and the Neolithic Sites
Unstan Chambered Tomb
This intriguing burial chamber lies within a...
Archaeological Sites Kirkwall
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