The Viking Centre, Orphir

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#9 of 10 in Historic Sites in Mainland
Learn about the Orkneyinga saga and the influence of Vikings on the Orkney Islands at The Viking Centre. Although the museum is small and unstaffed, its maps, informational displays, and short audio-visual presentation provide vivid insight into the Norwegian capture of the islands and outline the colorful history of the Earls of Orkney. Be sure to have your photo taken by the Viking ship model that marks the entrance for a fun memory of your visit. Work out when and for how long to visit The Viking Centre and other Orphir attractions using our handy Orphir vacation maker tool .
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  • The video was interesting and fills some of the gaps in the history. It is next to the Earl's Bu, or hall, and the remains of an almost unique round church. The information boards are helpful. Needs l...  more »
  • Don't expect anything huge: this is a small building (but entry is free and it has spotless toilets). It houses a very informative exhibition about the Okneyinga Saga which appealed to all of us in a ...  more »
  • An unmanned but well looked after visitor centre with lots of information about the Earls Bu and Round Church. An excellent 17 minute Video to explain the Saga  more »
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