Hogmanay in Orkney, Scotland.

New Year's Day Ba', Orkney

The Ba' Explained
Event details
Monday, January 2, 2017 - 13:00

Maeshowe Megalithic Clock

Maeshowe by Historic Scotland
Event details
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 18:00 - Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 23:59

Mercat Cross, Kirkwall

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Mercat Cross Kirkwall, ORK

The Mercat Cross is located on the Kirk Green opposite the St Magnus Cathedral

Maeshowe Chambered Cairn

Venue location: 
Maeshowe ORK KW16 3HA

Maeshowe appears from the outside like a large grassy mound.

Maeshowe Web Cams Go Live

Each day in December the setting sun moves incrementally across a narrow South Westerly doorway in the cairn in Maeshowe in Orkney. The doorway leads down an 11 metre (36 feet) long narrow passage, which opens to the large inner chamber (4.6 m/15 ft, pictured above) which it is believed was the burial chamber.