Orkney and Shetland Islands Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Orkney and Shetland Islands - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Kirkwall 8

The South Mainland 6

Lerwick 5

Stromness and the Neolithic Sites 5

Unst 3

Birsay 3

Brae 2

Scalloway 2

Yell 1

Weisdale 1

Scapa Flow Visitor Centre 1

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Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 3

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Clickimin Broch

  • Military Site

A stone tower on the site of what was originally an Iron Age fortification, Clickimin Broch makes a good introduction to these mysterious...

Fort Charlotte

  • Military Site

This artillery fort was built in 1665 to protect the Sound of Bressay from the invading Dutch. They seized it in 1673 and razed the fort...

Mareel

  • Arts/Performance Venue

Next to the Shetland Museum, the bold and beautiful—although somewhat brutalist round the back—Mareel is Shetland's newest and most...

Noss National Nature Reserve

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

The island of Noss (which means "nose" in old Norse) rises to a point called the Noup. The smell and noise of the birds that live on...

Shetland Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

On the last remaining stretch of the old waterfront at the restored Hay's Dock, the striking Shetland Museum, with its sail-like tower,...

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