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1 Orkney

Discover our beautiful sites which form part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience life at Skara Brae as it was 500 years ago by walking into a replica house. Learn about military history at Hackness Martello Tower and Battery with impressive views across Scapa Flow. You can also cross the causeway to a tidal island that was a place of local importance, the Brough of Birsay.

Find out more and plan your visit to Orkney.

2 Shetland

157 miles to the north of Orkney, Shetland is home to 100 breath-taking islands of which 15 are inhabited. Escape to the tranquil group of isles and explore Jarlshof, a prehistoric settlement built over 4000 years ago and walk the massive walls of Fort Charlotte in the harbour of Lerwick.

Scotland’s Coasts, a new exhibition drawn from the Historic Environment Scotland archives, will open at Shetland Museums and Archive in late February.

Find out more and plan your visit to Shetland.