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. Eday

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    Orkney

    Eday is a long, thin island in the north of Orkney with beautiful panoramic views and farms and crofts adorning the coastal strip.

  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. Rackwick

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    Hoy

    The settlement of Rackwick is a situated on the bay of Rackwick, on the west coast of Hoy in the Orkney islands.

  4. Balfour

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    Shapinsay

    Balfour is a small village situated in Elwick Bay on the Orkney island of Shapinsay.

  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. Birsay

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    Birsay

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

  7. Finstown

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    Finstown

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

  8. Stronsay

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

  9. Deerness

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    Deerness

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

  10. Hoy & Graemsay

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    Orkney

    Hoy is located to the south of the archipelago and with an area of 57 square miles it is the second largest island in Orkney.

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