History and Archeology
In Orkney you have an opportunity to witness an amazing range of world class archaeology, dating back thousands of years. Orkney has a rich social history which can be seen in its buildings and environment, records often kept in its various forms in the local museums and libraryarchives.
There are numerous famous sites to visit on your trip to the islands, a few examples such as:
- The Ness of Brodgar – an exciting & newly discovered Neolithic site to explore, featured in the recent BBC2 Television series, A History of Ancient Britain – Orkney's Stone Age Temple, with Neil Oliver.
- Skara Brae – the Neolithic village on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean
- St Magnus Cathedral – the stunning memorial to St Magnus from 1137
- The Italian Chapel – the small nissen hut developed by Italian Prisoners of War taken to heart by the Orkney Community
- The Scapa Flow Visitor Centre & Museum – a precious record of both World Wars in Orkney.
- Many, many more... Including Tombs, Museums, Brochs, Visitor Centres, churches, castles...