The Orkney Islands are an archipelago of approximately 70 islands some 10 miles off the northern coast of Scotland. The "Heart of Neolithic Orkney" is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Popular destinations: Kirkwall
Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands, an archipelago of islands some 10 miles off the north coast of Scotland.
Birsay is a parish on the Orkney Mainland, located on the northwestern tip.
Papa Westray is one of Scotland's Orkney Islands. With only a few commercial facilities, Papa Westray is somewhere to get way from it all - especially for people interested in birdlife and archaeology.
Stenness is in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. The village of Stenness is situated on the main A965 between Kirkwall and Stromess, but is best known for it's UNESCO World Heritage Listed Neolithic sights.
Hoy is the second biggest of the Orkney Islands in Scotland
South Ronaldsay is in Orkney Islands. Settlements on the island include Burray and St Margaret's Hope.
Shapinsay is one of Scotland's smaller Orkney Islands Balfour - the ferry port and main centre.
Sanday is one of Scotland's Orkney Islands Sanday is about 20km long but not very wide, but with long sandy beaches around its coast.
Popular Destinations in Scotland