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Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm Full review
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The Italian Chapel is a highly ornate Catholic chapel on Lamb Holm in the Orkney Islands. It was ... [..]

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Skara Brae Prehistoric Village Full review
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The preserves of the 5000-years-old settlement: Skara Brae Prehistoric Village is the preserved neolithic settlement and provides a remarkable spectacle of life some 5000 years ago. A replica house offers an incredible display of the artefacts discovered during excavations. The artefacts including jewellery and pottery give an idea that the people of the age were capable of producing refined and elegance objects. It is a must-visit for...
Skara Brae /ˈskærə ˈbreɪ/ is a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on ... [..]

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Maeshowe Full review
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Good Experience : Remarkably well preserved. Our guide was both informative and funny. There are no bones inside, and you are not allowed to take pictures inside. If you are claustrophobic you might not want to go in. To enter you have to bend over at a 90 degree angle and walk 20 feet with little space on both your right and left.
Maeshowe is a Neolithic chambered cairn and passage grave situated on Mainland, Orkney, Scotland... [..]

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Highland Park Distillery Full review
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Nice Visit : Excellent. We arrived last summer with 13yr old but couldnt do tour. Came back in october a day after his 14th birthday and did the Viking Soul tour. Amazing to see the old and new kilns and the malt floor. Great tour guide who was funny and very clued up and witty.
Highland Park distillery is a Scotch whisky distillery based in Kirkwall, Orkney. It is the most ... [..]

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St Magnus Cathedral Full review
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Worth A Visit : A surprise in the Kirkwall. It is the size and beauty of the building that grabs your attention immediately. On walking in, the interiors are that of a protestant church – plain and simple but with the beauty coming from the architecture, stain glass windows and simple but practical furnishings.
St. Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall dominates the skyline of Kirkwall, the main town of Orkney, a grou... [..]

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The Gloup Full review
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Collapsed Sea Cave offering a splendid sight: A beautiful sea cave and coastal grassland, the Gloup and Mull head Nature reserve is a picturesque site to walk, listen to the chirping of the birds and contemplate in a serene and tranquil atmosphere. Highlights include the remains of a Norse settlement and a church.
The Gloup is a collapsed sea cave in the Mull Head Nature Reserve in the islands of Orkney, Scot... [..]

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Mine Howe Full review
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Confusing Place: Not welcoming despite the Welcome to Mine Howe sign! Portakabon closed and involved climbing a gate but definitely worth a visit if you have torch. Descending the 29 steps was fascinating as the chamber had been carefully constructed. Overall, good experience
Mine Howe is a prehistoric subterranean man-made chamber dug 20 feet deep inside a large mound. I... [..]

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Ring of Brodgar Full review
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The Ring of Brodgar is a Neolithic henge and stone circle about 6 miles north-east of Stromness ... [..]

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Corrigall Farm Museum Full review
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Worth A Visit : Free Entry, extensive and completely original farming building; equipment, and lifestyle objects. The great period atmosphere. Staff member Brian was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would reccomere to anyone coming to Orkney. A welcome peat fire was burning which brightened a rainy afternoon visit.

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Kirbuster Farm Full review
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Fascinating Farm House Museum: The museum offers a fascinating insight into the city's traditional farm in the 19th and early 20th-century. It is considered to be the "last un-restored example of a traditional firehose in Northern Europe". The farmhouse is surrounded by an astonishing stone structure containing farm equipment and other memorabilia.

Guidebooks    Rate 4 star
Brough Of Birsay Full review
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Amazing Place : The Viking settlement was the highlight. A "Private Property" sign on the way to the lighthouse made it confusing on if we could enter or not. Was a very windy day so unfortunately felt a little dangerous if we went to close to the edge, otherwise good views and would recommend.
The Brough of Birsay is an uninhabited tidal island off the north-west coast of The Mainland of O... [..]

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Standing Stones of Stenness Full review
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Worth A Visit : I stayed right next door and had the best week of my life. Would highly recommend taking pictures when the sun is setting instead of during the day. Also, make sure to find the sheep that likes being pet. I missed out of petting it and am now highly disappointed.
The Standing Stones of Stenness is a Neolithic monument five miles northeast of Stromness on the ... [..]

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Orkney Full review
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Memorable Place : We didn't expect to see nesting birds/puffins, but this needs to be made clear in advertising as to which dates they may be seen. Excellent leadership from Karen McGuinness, who adjusted the programme to meet the very poor weather conditions(rain and gales) Hotels very good indeed.
Orkney /ˈɔːrkni/ , also known as the Orkney Islands, is an archipelago in the Northern Isles of S... [..]

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Churchill Barrier No 2
Travel picture of Churchill Barrier No 2 The Churchill Barriers are a series of four causeways in the Orkney Islands, ...
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Broch of Gurness
Travel picture of Broch of Gurness The Broch of Gurness is an Iron Age broch village on the northwest coast of M...
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Stromness Museum
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Tankerness House
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Bishops & Earls Palace...
Travel picture of Bishops & Earls Palaces - Historic Scotland The ruins of the Earl's Palace lie near St Magnus's Cathedral in the centre o...
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