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 [...]
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 Scapa Flow Visitor Centre is a museum located in the former fuel oil pumping station at Lyness Naval Base (HMS Proserpine). The exhibition illustrates the importance of Scapa Flow as Read more [...]
Fitty Hill has some excellent views over the Westray coastline and should be part of any coastal walk. Also where the rare Scottish primrose grows.
The Tomb of the Eagles is a Chambered Cairn thought to have been built around 3000 BC, and used for approximately 800 years. The Cairn is 3.5 metres high and Read more [...]
Mor Stein is a neolithic standing stone on the island of Shapinsay, Orkney Islands. Mor Stein is a vertical standing stone of approximately 3.2 metres (10 ft) in height, which Read more [...]
The North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory (NRBO) was established in 1987 to study and record the migrant birds that pass through Orkney’s most northerly island each year. The number and variety Read more [...]
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 [...]
The Lady Kirk is one of two ruined churches on Westray, built in 1674, on the foundations of a 13th-century church. The church is mostly complete with the exception of Read more [...]
Noltland Castle is a 16th century heavily fortified castle. Built from local, grey sandstone, the castle follows as a typical “Z” plan layout, with a rectangular central structure with a Read more [...]
Midhowe is a large Neolithic chambered cairn. The name “Midhowe” comes from the spectacular Bronze Age broch that lies to the west of the tomb. Together, the broch and chambered 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 [...]
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 [...]