Midhowe Broch was thought to be built somewhere between 200 BC and 200 AD and is located at the sea edge. Midhowe is funnel shaped, although only the bottom section Read more [...]
Nearest Things To Do Orkney Islands
Heading to Orkney Islands and looking for something to do or a place to visit. Coast Radar is not just a list of beaches but we bring you the whole Orkney Islands coast including castles, lighthouses, piers, museums, beautiful gardens, seaside towns, National Trust and other heritage properties.
Finding the best things to see and do on a Orkney Islands day out with your family or friends is easy – simply explore the links below, hit the jump to my location button or use the search bar to plan your next Orkney Islands activity.
The Knowe of Queen o’Howe is a turf-covered, artificial mound which probably contains a broch tower. Located in the north of the island of Westray in Orkney, it is mostly Read more [...]
Maes Howe is a Neolithic chambered cairn and passage grave and is one of the largest on Orkney. The cairn gives its name to the Maeshowe type of chambered cairn, Read more [...]
Balfour Castle is located on Shapinsay, one of the Orkney Islands, the current castle was built in 1847, commissioned by Colonel David Balfour, and designed by Edinburgh architect David Bryce. Read more [...]
The Knap of Howar on the island of Papa Westray in Orkney, Scotland is a Neolithic farmstead which may be the oldest preserved stone house in northern Europe.
The Pier Arts Centre was established in 1979 to provide a home for an important collection of British fine art donated by the author, peace activist and philanthropist Margaret Gardiner. Read more [...]
Cubbie Roos’ Castle is one of the oldest stone castles in Scotland, built around 1150. This now ruined castle took its name from Kolbein Hruga, a Norse chieftain who is Read more [...]
Noup Cliffs sit over 76 metres above the sea on the north-west coast of Westray in the Orkney islands. This is home to Orkney’s largest seabird colony with guillemots, kittiwakes, razorbills and a chance Read more [...]
The Quoyness Chambered Cairn is approximately 5,000 years old and is located on the shoreside. The cairn is about 4 metres high, and can be accessed through the small entrance Read more [...]
Kirkwall lifeboat station has an all weather lifeboat and has been operating since 1968. Kirkwall lifeboat station is open daily.
The Old Beacon is a lighthouse located at Dennis Head, in the northeast of North Ronaldsay in the Orkney Islands. The lighthouse was built in 1789 by Thomas Smith and he Read more [...]
St Mary’s Chapel is a twelfth-century roofless, but largely complete chapel in the centre of Wyre in the Orkney islands. The Chapel architecture is Romanesque and demonstrates that the Norsemen, best Read more [...]