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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  • 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 »
  • This small exhibition tells the story of Orkney's links to the Vikings, in an informative and interesting way. It doesn't take long to go through, including the brief film - but you will enjoy it. The...  more »
  • A small exhibition and centre associated with the Earls Bu and cemetery located off a country road at Orphir. Very informative and free, well signposted  more »

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