Orkney Certificated Locations

Orkney’s Neolithic origins go back over 10,000 years and include Skara Brae - a prehistoric village that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Maeshowe, a stone age tomb, is another key part of the Orkney tourism sector. The structure features detailed carvings, such as a dragon and a serpent.

There are plenty of outdoor activities, too. Take in the Old Man of Hoy sea stack and explore the coastline for beautiful panoramic views. The nearby Hoy Nature Reserve also boasts stunning bird species, including kittiwakes and guillemots.

What’s more, there is a lot of art to enjoy. Visit the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness to explore one of the largest collections of British art in the country.