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Unstan Cairn Visitors Information and Accommodation Guide for visitors to Orkney. Lying about two miles north east of Stromness, on arrival park in front of the house. The key hangs in a box at the back door. The cairn on the edge of the Loch of Stenness contains an excellent example of a communal chambered tomb typical of Stone Age times.    The main chamber is divided by upright slabs into compartments. The pottery found here gave rise to the name Unstan ware which dates from the...

North Ronaldsay Hospitality Accommodation

North Ronaldsay The most northerly of the Orkneys only 4 miles long is low lying and fertile. It is noted for the high stone dyke which entirely surrounds it and outside which its famous native sheep live mainly on rich red seaweed, giving their mutton a peculiarly delicate flavour.

There are many prehistoric sites, notably the iron Age Broch of Burrian where an ox-bone incised with Pictish symbols, an Ogham inscription and a small Celtic cross have been found.

  • North Ronaldsay Geolocation Latitude 59.3720° N Longitude -2.4189° W
  • North Ronaldsay Postcode KW17
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Seals abound among the rocks and beaches lochs and shores are much used as nesting places by migratory birds. and there are many rare wild flowers. The island has the highest lighthouse built on land in Britain, first lit in 1854. and an old light-beacon of 1790.

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