North Ronaldsay Lighthouse was built in 1852 just 43 years after the Old Beacon was decommissioned. The lighthouse lies at the north of the island at Point of Sinsoss and Read more [...]
Nearest Things To Do Orkney Islands
Heading to Orkney Islands and looking for something to do or a place to visit nearby. 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.
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The Hackness Martello tower, together with another on the north side at Crockness, was built in 1815. Visitors can tour the tower, battery and reconstructed barracks. The towers were located to provide protection for British ships Read more [...]
The Stone o’ Quoybune is solitary standing stone of prehistoric origin in Birsay in Orkney. The stone stands at nearly 4m high and is one of the Orcadian standing stones Read more [...]
The Standing Stones of Stenness is a Neolithic monument located on a promontory at the south bank of the stream that joins the southern ends of the sea loch Loch Read more [...]
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 [...]
Start Point Lighthouse was built by Robert Stevenson and completed on 2 October 1806. This was the first Scottish lighthouse to have a revolving light and since 1915 has exhibited Read more [...]
Mill Dam RSPB Reserve is a wetland on the island of Shapinsay in the Orkneys, a natural marsh was dammed in the 1880s, providing an ideal habitat for birds throughout the Read more [...]
The Westray Heritage Centre is a museum, archive and information centre located in the island’s main village of Pierowall. The centre is also the home of the 5,000-year-old ‘Westray Wife’ 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.
Longhope lifeboat station was established in 1874 and operates an all weather lifeboat. Station and shop open daily in the mornings. Other times by apointment.
The Churchill Barriers are a series of four causeways in the Orkney Islands with a total length of 1.5 miles (2.3 km). They link the Orkney Mainland in the north Read more [...]
Stromness lifeboat station was established in 1867 and operates an all weather lifeboat. Station only open by appointment.