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. Orphir/houton

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    Orphir

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

  2. Pierowall

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    Westray

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

  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. Finstown

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    Finstown

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

  5. Stromness

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    Stromness

    The captivating old town of Stromness is located on the shore of Hamnavoe, an inlet of Scapa Flow, and is the main ferry port on Orkney.

  6. Shapinsay

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    Orkney

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

  7. St Margaret's Hope

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    South Ronaldsay

    The picturesque town of St Margaret's Hope is located at northern end of South Ronaldsay.

  8. Birsay

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    Birsay

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

  9. Deerness

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    Deerness

    Deerness is a peninsula located to the east end of Mainland, Orkney.

  10. 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.

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