A short ferry crossing off the North coast gets you to magical islands of the Orkneys - a fertile and spirtual place that contains over 12,000 neolithic ruins, standing stones and burial chambers. The Old Man of Hoy is one of climbing's great landmarks. Scapa Flow was also a huge seabase in the Second World War and the site of the scuttling of the First World War German High Seas Fleet and a great sports diving location. Whether island hopping by ferry or plane, visiting Skara Brae or the Ring of Brodgar, there is much to do in Orkney and its remote location stops too many tourists.
Things to do in Orkney
Earl Patrick's Palace, Kirkwall
Earl Patrick's Palace serves as one of the finest examples of 16th century Scottish secular architecture.
The neolithic settlement of Skara Brae is one of the best preserved groups of prehistoric houses in Western Europe
Lizzie's Orkney Tours
Lizzie was born in Orkney and proud to call herself an Orcaaadian living in the heart and capital Kirkwall. She is a Scottish Touring Guiding Association green badge accredited Tour Guide. am experienced in accompanying visitors to many of the exciting sites around Orkney, exploring the history over the past 5000 years, enjoying the scenery, wildlife and unique atmosphere whilst guiding my guests through an exceptional Orkney experience.
Orkney Fossil & Heritage Centre
Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre, a historic attractions in the Orkney Islands with a superb collection of Orkney fossil fish, vintage photographs and artefacts.
The name Skaill is the Old Norse for hall and most of the farmsteads north and south of the Bay of Skaill have Norse names, suggesting that the area has been continuo
Orkney Archaeology Tours
We are the only tour company in Orkney to be run entirely by professional archaeologists who are also accredited Orkney Tourist Guides, holding the coveted Green Badge
Fursbreck Pottery is a family business. They make and sell pottery, run courses and provide self-catering holiday accommodation.
Westray Heritage Centre
Westray Heritage Centre holds island memorabilia going back to the early 1800s, in both artefacts, written documents and from the inception of photography, photographs.
Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum
Scapa Flow Visitor Centre is home to a fascinating outside collection of military equipment
Ring of Brogdar Stone Circle and Henge
The Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle And Henge, which is part of The Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site, is a spectacular stone circle.
St Magnus Cathedral
Built-in the Romanesque architectural style, St Magnus Cathedral stands proudly above the skyline of Kirkwall's town. Because of its location in the Orkney region, a group of islands in the north of Scotland, it is also the northernmost Cathedral in the whole United Kingdom.
Old Man of Hoy and RSPB Reserve
The Old Man of Hoy is a spectacular rock stack that is passed by the Stromness car ferry on its approach in to Orkney