Orkney Mainland is the largest island of Orkney and includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site, "The Heart of Neolithic Orkney". This site refers to a group of Neolithic monuments found on the Scottish Orkney Islands. The structures were built during the period 3000 BC to 2000 BC with archaeological evidence suggesting that they were important social and religious centres.

The designated area consists of four sites, which are spread out over two locations about 6.6km apart on the island of Mainland.


Why not check beaches nearby as we have 5 beaches around Mainland, 18 beaches in Orkney Islands, or have a look at our list of Orkney Islands dog friendly beaches, or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.

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Mainland Orkney Islands Coast Search Bar

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Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, places to stay and eat:

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    Churchill Barriers

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    Ring of Brogdar

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    Evie Sands Beach

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    Skara Brae

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    Dingieshowe Beach

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    St Magnus Cathedral

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    Bay of Skaill Beach

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    Marwick Head

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    Pierowall Lady Kirk

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    Waulkmill Bay Beach

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    Mine Howe

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    Warebeth Beach

Some more locations in Orkney Islands