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The Viking Centre

Orphir KW17 2RD, Scotland
+44 1856 811319
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An interesting and informative little centre.

This small exhibition tells the story of Orkney's links to the Vikings, in an informative and... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Fascinating informative centre

A small exhibition and centre associated with the Earls Bu and cemetery located off a country road... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
steve s
Perth, Australia
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Orphir KW17 2RD, Scotland
+44 1856 811319
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

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 exhibition is free, as is parking, and toilet facilities...More

Thank John&Betty
Reviewed 29 June 2017

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

Thank steve s
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

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 boards and an enjoyable film which included a couple of Icelandic/Orcadian sagas.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

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 entertaining. However don't just visit the centre and the interesting adjoining cemetery...More

Thank 209cathy
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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...More

1  Thank tiredandtravelled
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...More

Thank Charles G
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

Thank Mike S
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.

Thank Sockknitter5
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...More

Thank shug17
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...More

Thank Richard W
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