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Orkneyinga Saga

Author : Hermann Pálsson
ISBN : 0140443835
Genre : History
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A Norse saga recounts the conquest of the northern Scottish isles by the Viking kings of Norway during the ninth century

Walking On The Orkney And Shetland Isles

Author : Graham Uney
ISBN : 9781849658270
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A walking guidebook to 80 routes on the Orkney and Shetland Islands. Routes with OS maps to the Fair Isle, the Mainlands, Hoy, Foula, Yell, Unst, Rousay, Fetlar, Mousa, Westray, Eday and details on the towns of Lerwick and Kirkwall. The routes range between short strolls of less than a kilometre, to long adventures at 26km (16 miles). With plenty of options, there are routes suitable for walkers of all abilities. The guidebook also includes practical information on getting to and around the islands, ideas on where to stay and when to go, as well as a wealth of background detail on the history, geology, wildlife and places to go on the islands. Packed with archaeological sites, dotted with rare wildflowers and thronged with seabirds, these clusters of islands are a world away from the rest of Scotland. The walks explore the spectacular coasts, craggy mountains and wild moorlands of Shetland and Orkney.

The Peedie Orkney Guide Book

Author : Charles Tait
ISBN : 1909036005
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Walking On The Orkney And Shetland Isles

Author : Graham Uney
ISBN : 9781783623358
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A guidebook to 80 walking routes on Scotland's Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland. Routes are described on the islands of Orkney (Orkney Mainland, Hoy, South Ronaldsay, Burray, Rousay, Eday, Westray, Papa Westray, North Ronaldsay) and the islands of Shetland (Shetland Mainland, West Burra, East Burra, Foula, Fair Isle, Isle of Noss, Bressay, Whalsay, Papa Stour, Muckle Roe, Out Skerries, Esha Ness, Yell, Fetlar and Unst). Routes vary in length from 1 mile to 16 miles, with something to suit all abilities. Offering a variety of landscapes together with a wealth of remarkable archaeological sites such as Skara Brae and Jarlshof, Orkney and Shetland are a walker's dream. Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by clear OS mapping and a time estimate for completing each route. The book includes plenty of information on the region's wildlife, archaeology and history, as well as practical tips such as when to go, what to take and getting to and around Orkney and Shetland. Quiet, remote and abounding in rare plants and wildlife, together with some of the world's most fascinating archaeological sites, Orkney and Shetland offer a treasure trove of natural and historic wonders, and makes an ideal walking holiday destination.

Orkney

Author : Leslie Burgher
ISBN : UOM:39015017438691
Genre : Architecture
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An illustrated architectural guide to the built memory of Orkney's history, from a 12th-century cathedral founded by Vikings to an Italian wartime chapel, from north-west Europe's oldest dwelling to one of Scotland's finest Renaissance palaces.

The New History Of Orkney

Author : William P. L. Thomson
ISBN : WISC:89101534063
Genre : History
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From the pre-history period, producing unrivalled monuments and the first appearance of Orkney as the Orchades of classical writers, this work traces 600 years of Scandinavian rule and the 500 year association of the islands with Scotland.

Orkney Nature

Author : Robert James Berry
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025308425
Genre : Nature
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The Orkneys have been strangely neglected by naturalists when compared to Shetland or Western Scotland, although they have long been a place of pilgrimage for archaeologists and historians. This work seeks to make available the islands' animals, plants and scenic history to casual readers as well as specialists.

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