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Below is a list of Websites for the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland. The Orkney Islands are situated about 10 miles north of the north coast of Scotland. The main Towns on the Orkney Islands are the port towns of Kirkwall and Stromness. There are 4 ferry routes to the Orkney Islands.

Orkney Area Click on Map . Photos

Orkney Islands Map From Scrabster

Orkney Islands Websites

Pentland Ferries . Map - car ferry Gills Bay - St Margarets Hope/Orkney 18 miles

Northlink Ferries . Map - car ferry Scrabster - Stromness/Orkney 30 miles

Northlink Ferries . Map - car ferry Aberdeen - Kirkwall/Orkney 200 miles

John O Groats Ferries . Map - passenger only John O Groats - Orkney 9 miles with coach tours

Kirkwall Airport . Map - flights from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness, more with car hire

Tours - bus, guides, top attractions around the Islands

Orkney.com - travel, accom, local information for visitors

orkanadventures.com - lots to do on Orkney

Orkney Restaurants - Google Maps with Reviews

Orkney Shops - Google Maps with Reviews

Orkney Distillery - in Kirkwall for Gin tours / make

Highland Park Distillery - famous Scotch Kirkwall south side

Deerness Distillery - Gin, Vodka, Cafe 12 mls east of Kirkwall

Undiscovered Scotland - history and many images

Wiki - Orkney Islands - in depth history of the Orkney Islands

orkney.gov.uk - Orkney Council lists museums & visitor centres

orkneyjar.com - ancient history, folklore, traditions of Orkney

Walk Highlands - coastal, beaches, cliffs, and historic sights

Old Kirkwall Photos - Francis Frith old photos of Kirkwall

The Orcadian - news paper for the Islands

BBC Orkney Weather - 5 day weather forecast


Scapa Flow Diving - German High Seas fleet scuttled 1919

Orkney Golf Club . Map - on the west side of Kirkwall

Stromness Golf Club . Map - on south side of Stromness

orkneyangling.co.uk - 12 to 60 miles offshore, fully equipped

Annual Events

Orkney Folk Festival - usually held in late May

St Magnus Festival - norm late June musical, drama, more

Dounby Show - Stromness early August pony racing, sheep sheering & more

Orkney County Show - norm second week August cattle & agriculture show

Orkney Science Festival - usually held in early September

The Kirkwall Ba - mass street football Christmas & New Year

More Events - website that lists most events


Relevant Search - Orkney Hotels - full list of Orkney Hotels

Orkney Google Maps Hotels - with Reviews

Orkney Google Maps B&Bs - with Reviews

Orkney Google Maps Self Catering - with Reviews


exploreorkney.com - Small Group Tours

goorkney.com - Small Group Tours

lizziesorkneytours.com - Small Group Tours

jogferry - Day Trips from John O'Groats

jporkney.co.uk - Small Group Tours

orkneyarchaeologytours.co.uk - Small Groups

orkneytriketours.co.uk - 1 or 2 passengers

see-orkney.co.uk - Small Group Tours

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