Orkney tourist attractions.
Orkney is an archipelago off the northeastern coast of Scotland. The islands encompass Neolithic sites, tall sandstone cliffs and seal colonies. The ‘Heart of Neolithic Orkney’ is a group of 5,000-year-old sites on Mainland, the largest island including Skara Brae, a preserved village with a reconstructed house, and Maeshowe, a chambered burial tomb incorporating 12th-century Viking carvings.
The Vikings once held a strategic foothold in Orkney, and their Norse heritage is apparent in enduring legends and traditions. Explore Stone Age sites: the megaliths of the Ring of Brodgar and the 5,000-year-old stone-slab village of Skara Brae. Step inside medieval St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall.