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One of the more northerly places to visit in the UK is Orkney and I think this is the year to do it!

One of the more northerly places to visit in the UK is Orkney and I think this is the year to do it!

Archaeologists excavating the Ness of Brodgar uncovered the richest collection of Neolithic art yet found in Britain, including this decorative stone incised with a geometric motif. Photograph by Jim Richardson. Ness of Brogdar photographed with permission of the Archaeology Institute, University of the Highlands and Islands

Archaeologists excavating the Ness of Brodgar uncovered the richest collection of Neolithic art yet found in Britain, including this decorative stone incised with a geometric motif. Photograph by Jim Richardson. Ness of Brogdar photographed with permission of the Archaeology Institute, University of the Highlands and Islands

Pictish Symbol stone on The Brough of Birsay. Orkney, Scotland, photograph by by Peter Ward (The Picts were a tribal confederation of Celtic peoples during the Late Iron Age and Early Medieval periods living in eastern and northern Scotland)

Pictish Symbol stone on The Brough of Birsay. Orkney, Scotland, photograph by by Peter Ward (The Picts were a tribal confederation of Celtic peoples during the Late Iron Age and Early Medieval periods living in eastern and northern Scotland)

Castle Stalker | Appin, Argyll, this is Castle Aaargh!  From Monty Python's Holy Grail.

Castle Stalker | Appin, Argyll, this is Castle Aaargh! From Monty Python's Holy Grail.

Eday - Visit Orkney - Information on the Orkney Islands and places of interest

Eday - Visit Orkney - Information on the Orkney Islands and places of interest

Shower over Hoy, Orkney Islands.  by Craig Taylor

Shower over Hoy, Orkney Islands. by Craig Taylor

Orkney islands...East Mainland is connected to Burray and South Ronaldsay by the Churchill Barriers and it is the purpose of these and the attacks during the wars that has shaped what we see here today.

Orkney islands...East Mainland is connected to Burray and South Ronaldsay by the Churchill Barriers and it is the purpose of these and the attacks during the wars that has shaped what we see here today.

The Causeway - Brough of Birsay

The Causeway - Brough of Birsay

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