Archaeological Sites in Orkney and Shetland Islands

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Archaeological Sites in Orkney and Shetland Islands

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Broch of Gurness
Gurness Broch, an Iron Age tower built between 500 BC and 200...
Archaeological Sites Birsay
 
Brough of Birsay
A Romanesque church can be seen at the Brough of Birsay, a tidal...
Archaeological Sites Birsay
 
Jarlshof
In 1897, a huge storm blew away 4,000 years of sand to expose...
Archaeological Sites The South Mainland
 
Maes Howe
The huge burial mound of Maes Howe, circa 2500 BC, measures 115...
Archaeological Sites Stromness and the Neolithic Sites
 
Mousa Broch
Sandwick is the departure point for the passenger ferry to the...
Archaeological Sites The South Mainland
 
Old Scatness
Ongoing excavations at Old Scatness have uncovered the remains...
Archaeological Sites The South Mainland
 
Ring of Brodgar
About 5 miles northeast of Stromness, the Ring of Brodgar is...
Archaeological Sites Stromness and the Neolithic Sites
 
Skara Brae and Skaill House
After a fierce storm in 1850, the laird of Breckness, William...
Archaeological Sites Stromness and the Neolithic Sites
 
Unstan Chambered Tomb
This intriguing burial chamber lies within a 5,000-year-old cairn...
Archaeological Sites Kirkwall
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