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Address: Orphir KW17 2RD, Scotland
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A Wonderful exhibit.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
tiredandtravelled
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 and a pile of books for the young students, she does school tours and tourist information. And she really loves her job so its kind... More 

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Thank tiredandtravelled
Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The building contains a few storyboards abut the Vikings that arrived and settled on the Islands, it also has a few good paper models of the ships that took part in the Battle of Jutland made by local schoolchildren. Outside on this site is the Round Church Earls Bu another fascinating piece of 12th century history.

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Thank Charles G
Oceanside, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

The historians were awesome. They had great details and sense of humor!!! Fascinating details. You get to go inside some of the sites

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Thank Mike S
Kelso, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

The Orkneyinga Saga Centre tells the story of the Norse Earls of Orkney, by way of interpretation boards and an audiovisual display. Very interesting and worth visiting.

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Thank Sockknitter5
Edinburgh
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

If you are interested in Vikings and the Orkneyinga Saga and are in the vicinity by all means pop in. We were visiting the kirk yard next door and I'd seen it on trip advisor so stuck my head in to see what it was about. Was nice enough and interesting but I wouldn't drive specially to see it.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Interesting display about the Orkneyinga and its importance to Orkney. Very good video about one of the tales that took place at the Earl's Bu, which is where the Orkneyinga Saga Centre is located. After listening to the story, you are free to explore the site, which has the remains of the round church and the brew house in the... More 

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dundee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Good walk along to the centre very interesting learning the history of the Earls Bu.Within the centre was a presentation which was good and gave a nice added bonus to visit.

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Orphir
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

The Earl's Bu is at the same place and a lovely mile wak along the beach ad Museum with lovely film voiced by Howie Firth giving you all the information you will need to know the Orkney Inga Saga Stories. Have Fun for all the family highly recommended and is FREE.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

As others have remarked this is actually called the Orkyeyinga Saga Centre. It is free to visit and contains information about the Viking settlement in Orkney and has information about the genealogy of the ruling Earl's. There is also a short AV film which details the history of one of the saga's and its origins. There are toilets in the... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

It's actually called the Orkyeyinga Saga Centre, though not everyone would google Orkneyinga just out of the blue. Wonderful little place with great clear, engaging, and very witty info in text panels, a delightful genealogy chart of Norse Earls (look carefully at the photos, familiar faces and lots of "Died Young" notes), and a video that imagines some of the... More 

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