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The Viking Centre

Orphir KW17 2RD, Scotland
+44 1856 811319
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Icelandic/Orcadian Sagas

We walked from Breck to see the church ruins and found this little visitor centre with its... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen H
via mobile
A Gem .... but also do the walk to Breck .. it's magical

Small and simple but so well put together with displays and an enchanting film which tells the... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
209cathy
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Sunbury, United Kingdom
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Orphir KW17 2RD, Scotland
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+44 1856 811319
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 13 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 17 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 7 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 14 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
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.

Thank lscofieldDundee
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...More

Thank Lynda B
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