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. Deerness

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    Deerness

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

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    Orkney

    On the east coast of the Island of Hoy, Orkney is the village of Lyness.

  4. 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.

  5. Shapinsay

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    Orkney

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

  6. 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.

  7. Burwick

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    South Ronaldsay

    Burwick is a hamlet on the south coast of the parish South Ronaldsay.

  8. Stenness

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    Stenness

    The village of Stenness is situated at the south-east end of Loch of Stenness, south west of Finstown on Mainland Orkney.

  9. Birsay

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    Birsay

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

  10. Finstown

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    Finstown

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

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