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. Longhope

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    Towns & Villages

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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.

  2. Papa Westray

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    Islands

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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.

  3. Kettletoft

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    Sanday

    Kettletoft is a settlement on the south coast of Sanday, to the east of Backaskail Bay.

  4. Gradings

    Orkney

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

  5. Orkney

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    Region

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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.

  6. 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.

  7. Balfour

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    Towns & Villages

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    Shapinsay

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

  8. Westray

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    Islands

    Gradings

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. Sanday

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    Islands

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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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