There are hundreds of outstanding archaeological sites, ancient monuments and settlements across Orkney, each with their own story to tell.
They offer a fascinating insight into the lives of the people who inhabited our islands thousands of years ago. With some of the best-preserved Neolithic houses, tombs and standing stone circles in Europe, the four sites that make up the Heart of Neolithic Orkney are our most famous and the designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site shows just how significant they are today.
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Plan Your Escape into Orkney’s past – view our inspiring World Heritage themed itinerary and film to find out more.