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.

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. 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.

  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. Burray

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    Orkney

    Burray is a small island between South Ronaldsay and the Orkney Mainland, in the south of the archipelago.

  4. Orphir / Houton

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    Orphir

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

  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. Stronsay

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    The island of Stronsay is about 7 miles long and is located in the east of the Orkney archipelago.

  7. North Ronaldsay

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    Orkney

    Further north than the southern tip of Norway, but with a mild climate, North Ronaldsay is the furthest flung of the Orkney Isles.

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    Orkney

    Amidst the great tides of the Atlantic and the North Sea lies a group of islands that encompasses the unique heritage of Orkney.

  9. Longhope

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    Hoy

    Longhope is an important coastal settlement located on the island of South Walls which is one of the Orkney Islands off the northern coast of Scotland.

  10. Westray

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    Orkney

    Westray has been described as 'The Queen of the Isles', it is the second largest of the North Isles with a population of around 600.

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