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Kirkwall (Orkaney Islands)

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Orkney is an archipelago off the northeastern coast of Scotland.  The islands encompass Neolithic sites, tall sandstone cliffs and seal  colonies. The 'Heart of Neolithic Orkney' is a group of 5,000-year-old  sites on Mainland, the largest island. Skara Brae is a preserved village with a reconstructed house, Maeshowe a chambered burial tomb  incorporating 12th-century Viking carvings.