Cruising to Orkney, Scotland

Orkney  tourist attractions.

Orkney, ScotlandOrkney 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.