Broad Street, Kirkwall


Kirkwall is the largest town of Orkney, an archipelago to the north of mainland Scotland.

In 1486, King James III of Scotland elevated Kirkwall to the status of a royal burgh. On the west edge of the town, surrounded by Hatston Industrial Estate, is a prehistoric ancient monument, Grain Earth House, a short low stone-walled passage deep underground leading to a small pillared chamber.

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