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Wyre

Cubbie Roo's Castle

The 'Orkneyinga Saga' tells of the powerful Kolbein Hruga, who has become the Giant "Cubbie Roo" of local folklore.  He lived on Wyre in the 12th Century and his stronghold Cubbie Roo's Castle stands to the north-west of St. Mary's Chapel.  Cubbie Roo's Castle is believed to be the oldest stone castle in Scotland.

St. Mary's Chapel

Also known as St. Peter's Kirk, St. Mary's Chapel was founded in the middle of the 12th Century by either Kolbein Hruga or his son, Bjarni Kolbeinson, the Bishop of Orkney.  General Traill-Burroughs partly rebuilt the Chapel in the late 19th Century. 

Cubbie Roo's Castle
Cubbie Roo's Castle
St Mary's Chapel
St Mary's Chapel
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