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Stenness

village in United Kingdom

18km

Stromness

second largest town in Orkney, Scotland

20km

Sights

Earl's Palace, Birsay

The masonry shell of the palace of Robert Stewart, Earl of Orkney, built in the late 16th century, and a ruin by the 18th. Robert was the first Earl; his son Patrick the second Earl built the palace at Kirkwall.

Brough of Birsay

an uninhabited tidal island off the north-west coast of The Mainland of Orkney, Scotland

Broch of Gurness

tower

Skara Brae

archaeological site

Stenness

village in United Kingdom

Rousay

One of the Orkney Islands

Linkshouse

Someday

guide to

Birsay

Birsay is a small village on the north coast of Orkney Mainland. It's the site of the ruined Earl's Palace, and just offshore is the Brough of Birsay with medieval Norse remains. The surrounding farmland is dotted with ancient standing stones, some incorporated into fence-posts.

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