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. 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.

  2. Burray

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    Orkney

    Burray is a small island between South Ronaldsay and the Orkney Mainland, in the south of the archipelago.

  3. Stronsay

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

  4. Kirkwall

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    Kirkwall

    The Royal Burgh of Kirkwall is the capital of the amazing Orkney archipelago, standing at the dividing point between East and West Mainland.

  5. 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.

  6. Finstown

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    Finstown

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

  7. North Ronaldsay

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    Further north than the southern tip of Norway, but with a mild climate, North Ronaldsay is the furthest flung of the Orkney Isles.

  8. Papa Westray

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    Papa Westray, or 'Papay', as it is known locally, is located across the Papa Sound from Westray in the north of the Orkney Isles.

  9. Rapness

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    Westray

    The settlement of Rapness is located at the southern tip of the island of Westray in the northern Orkney Isles.

  10. Flotta

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    Flotta

    Flotta, from the Norse for 'flat isle'.

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