World Heritage Orkney

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.

Looking for Inspiration?

Plan Your Escape into Orkney’s past – view our inspiring World Heritage themed itinerary and film to find out more.

Win a Three-Night Escape to Orkney!

This unforgettable three-night experience for two adults will take you to the spectacular Orkney Islands where you’ll explore the fascinating Heart of Neolithic Orkney, experience breathtaking natural landscapes, admire traditional craftsmanship and learn about the world-famous whisky.

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