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  • Broad Street, Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney
    Broad Street, Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney
  • Looking across to water to Pierowall, Westray
    Pierowall, Westray
  • A couple walking down Front Road, St Margaret's Hope, South Ronaldsay, Orkney
    A couple walking down Front Road, St Margaret's Hope, South Ronaldsay, Orkney
  • Stomness harbour
    Stomness harbour

Discover the individual character and history of Orkney’s towns and villages. Find out more about these charming towns and quaint villages with information on things to see and do, food and drink and more.

Plan your trip and organise accommodation in one of these fantastic towns and villages in Orkney using the detailed listings. Go island hopping to discover more of the towns and villages, or find out more and plan your trip using the Orkney area overview.

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  1. Kettletoft

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    Sanday

    Kettletoft is a settlement on the south coast of Sanday, to the east of Backaskail Bay.

  2. Tankerness

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    Tankerness

    Tankerness is a small settlement situated on Deer Sound, 5 miles south east of Kirkwall, on Mainland Orkney.

  3. Pierowall

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    Westray

    Pierowall is the main village and harbour on the Orkney Island of Westray.

  4. Rapness

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    Westray

    The settlement of Rapness is located at the southern tip of the island of Westray in the northern Orkney Isles.

  5. Rendall

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    Rendall

    The old West Mainland parish of Rendall is situated on Widefirth Bay, looking out to Kirkwall and the northern isles of Orkney.

  6. Finstown

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    Finstown

    Finstown lies at the head of the Bay of Firth, halfway between Stromness and Kirkwall on Mainland Orkney.

  7. Papa Westray

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    Orkney

    Papa Westray, or 'Papay', as it is known locally, is located across the Papa Sound from Westray in the north of the Orkney Isles.

  8. Orphir / Houton

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    Orphir

    Orphir overlooks Scapa Flow, situated between Kirkwall and Stromness on Mainland Orkney.

  9. Lyness

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    Orkney

    On the east coast of the island of Hoy, Orkney is the village of Lyness.

  10. Birsay

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    Birsay

    Birsay, in Orkney's West Mainland, boasts the ruins of the once mighty Earl's Palace.

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