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. Flotta

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    Flotta

    Flotta, from the Norse for 'flat isle'.

  2. Lamb Holm

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    Orkney

    A small uninhabited island in Orkney which features a distinctive Italian Chapel, built by prisoners of war during WWII.

  3. Firth

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    Firth

    The parish of Firth lies between Kirkwall and Stromness on the north shoreline of the Bay of Firth.

  4. Tankerness

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    Tankerness

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

  5. 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.

  6. Orphir / Houton

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    Orphir

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

  7. Sandwick

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    Sandwick

    Sandwick is a large parish on the west side of Mainland Orkney, to the west of Dounby.

  8. Evie

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    Evie

    The village of Evie is located to the north of Mainland, Orkney, close to the Broch of Gurness.

  9. Orkney

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    Orkney

    Orkney is a truly unique destination. A deep sense of history can be felt everywhere in the 70 or so scattered islands that make up the archipelago, islands where life is defined by the past and sculpted by the sea.

  10. 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.

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