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Orkney Explorer Pass

The key to unlocking thousands of years of History at some of the Top Attractions in Orkney. The Orkney Explorer Pass is the ideal way to enjoy the fantastic heritage offered on Orkney.

interior view of replica prehistoric house at Skara Brae


Places to Visit:

  • Visit the 5,000 year old village of Skara Brae and see what life was like in the Stone Age.
  • This world famous Maeshowe was built before 2700BC. The large mound covers a stone built passage and a burial chamber with cells in the walls. Timed tours now operate, please call in advance to book on 01856 761 606
  • The Bishop’s Palace is a 12th-century hall-house in Kirkwall. The notorious Patrick Stewart, Earl of Orkney, built the adjacent Earl’s Palace between 1600 and 1607.
  • Surrounded by a warren of Iron Age buildings, the Broch of Gurness probably dates to the 1st century AD.
  • The Brough of Birsay is a Pictish and Norse powerbase with well, replica carvings, ruins of Norse homes and 12th century church.
  • Hackness Martello Tower & Battery is one of a pair of towers built between 1813 and 1815 to provide defence against French and American privateers for British convoys assembling in the sound of Longhope.
  • Wander around Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement, where people lived for more than 4,000 years.

The pass is valid from April – October only.

Please see the Regional Explorer Pass section on our Terms & Conditions page for further information.

Example of savings

Visit (Adult):
Skara Brae £7.10
Maeshowe £5.50
Broch of Gurness £5.50
Bishop's & Earl's £4.50
Hackness Tower £4.50
Brough of Birsay £4.50
Jarlshof £5.50
Total Cost £37.10

Orkney Pass £18.00
SAVING £19.10

Contact us

Historic Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: +44(0) 131 668 8831 or
+44(0) 131 668 8664