Towns and villages in Orkney

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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.

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  1. Stenness

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    Stenness

    The village of Stenness is situated at the south-east end of Loch of Stenness, south west of Finstown on Mainland Orkney.

  2. Finstown

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    Finstown

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

  3. Dounby

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    Dounby

    Dounby is a village on Mainland Orkney located to the north of the Loch of Harray, 14 miles north west of Kirkwall.

  4. Kirkwall

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    Kirkwall

    The Royal Burgh of Kirkwall is the capital of the amazing Orkney archipelago, standing at the dividing point between East and West Mainland.

  5. 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.

  6. Burwick

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    South Ronaldsay

    Burwick is a hamlet on the south coast of the parish South Ronaldsay.

  7. Harray

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    Harray

    Harray is located 3 miles north west of Finstown, to the east of Loch of Harray, on Mainland Orkney.

  8. Tankerness

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    Tankerness

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

  9. Shapinsay

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    Orkney

    Shapinsay is a small, low-lying island just a few miles north east of Kirkwall in Orkney.

  10. Sanday

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    Orkney

    Dominated by sand dunes and unspoilt beaches, Sanday is the largest of the northerly Orkney Isles.

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