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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Orphir / Houton

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    Orphir

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

  6. Sanday

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    Orkney

    Dominated by sand dunes and unspoilt beaches, Sanday is the largest of the northerly Orkney Isles.

  7. Holm

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    Holm

    The parish of Holm is six miles south of Kirkwall on Mainland Orkney, with splendid views over St Mary's Bay.

  8. Finstown

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    Finstown

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

  9. Balfour

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    Shapinsay

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

  10. Shapinsay

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    Orkney

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

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