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  • Orkney

    Stromness

    No matter where you’ve traveled you are unlikely to find a place that is quite like Stromness, Scotland. With incredibly narrow streets, undeniable charm and an ever-present sense of history, Stromness truly is one of Scotland’s more outstanding destinations. This unusual little town is situated in an inlet of Scapa Flow and it stretches out for roughly a mile along the shores of Hamnavoe. ...

  • Orkney

    Deerness

    Deerness is not so much a town as it is a destination. This fascinating peninsula was once home to a cliff top settlement that defied the laws of nature. Today it is a very popular tourist destination and though you may have to travel here from one of the nearby cities or towns it is certainly worth taking the time to see. Deerness, Scotland, can be found on the eastern end of the East ...

  • Orkney

    Scapa Flow

    Scapa Flow on the northern point of Scotland is a renowned natural harbor. This stretch of water is roughly 20 km from east to west and 15km from north to south. Scapa Flow lies within the shelter of the surrounding Orkney Islands. Scapa Flow has been an attraction for more than a thousand years and is known for it beautiful and remote location.

  • Museums

    Stromness Museum

    Located on the island of Orkney is the fascinating Stromness Museum. This fine museum, run by the Orkney Natural History Society, offers visitors an in depth look into the natural and maritime history of Orkney. Established back in 1837, the Stromness Museum has a number of interesting displays and collections. When visiting Orkney you won't want to miss a visit to this outstanding museum.

  • Orkney

    Kirkwall

    Capital of the Orkney Islands, Kirkwall is a stunning place filled with history. It has been around for many hundreds of years and was perhaps first mentioned in the Orkneyinga saga in the year 1046. The name Kirkwall is loosely derived from the old Norse name ‘Kirkjuvagr’ which meant ‘Church bay’. It is a harbor town situated on the northern coast of Mainland Orkney. Kirkwall is the one ...

  • Regions

    Orkney

    Orkney is made up of about 70 islands, but only seventeen of these are populated. The largest island is known as Mainland and it is linked by causeways to South Ronaldsay, Lamb Holm, Burray and Glimps. Though many of the Orkney Islands are small, there is something to see on virtually every one of them. Island hopping is a great way to spend time in this part of Scotland as it is one ...

  • Natural Features

    Natural Wonders

    There are many natural wonders worth seeing in Scotland. Some of them have legends and traditions attached to them, while others are appreciated for their aesthetic value. Below is a brief description of some of the more popular natural wonders of Scotland.