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Cubbie Row's Castle And St Mary's Chapel

Probably one of the earliest stone castles to survive in Scotland

Cubbie Row's Castle And St Mary's Chapel

The castle is probably one of the earliest stone castles to survive in Scotland, built in about 1145 by the Norseman Kolbein Hruga.

It is a small rectangular tower enclosed in a circular ditch. The ruined chapel is of late 12th-century date, in Romanesque style.

Location

Region – Orkney

On the island of Wyre 0.5m from pier. Reached using Orkney Ferries Ltd from Kirkwall, tel: 01856 872044.

Grid reference - HY 442 264.

Access

Tel: 01856 841815 (Skara Brae)