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. Sandwick

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    Sandwick

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Orphir / Houton

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    Orphir

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

  5. 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.

  6. Whitehall

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    Stronsay

    Whitehall is located on the Grice Ness peninsula between Mill Bay and Papa Sound on the Orkney island of Stronsay.....

  7. Kettletoft

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    Sanday

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

  8. Birsay

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    Birsay

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

  9. Westray

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    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.

  10. Firth

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    Firth

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

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