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The Viking Centre, Orphir

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#8 of 10 in Historic Sites in Mainland
Historic Walking Area Historic Site
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. Put The Viking Centre into our Orphir vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We walked from Breck to see the church ruins and found this little visitor centre with its hilarious hierarchical tree of Norse characters sporting the faces of modern actors as well as information bo...  more »
  • Small and simple but so well put together with displays and an enchanting film which tells the story about Orkney's links to Vikings and Iceland in a way that's both beautiful, informative and enterta...  more »
  • Met the lady who runs this with her cute dog. She is there to not only tell the myths and legends of the Orkneys, but to encourage reading programs with her historical materials. Attractive exhibits a...  more »

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