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Orkney - The Island destination of Scotland


Green fields, hills, rugged cliffs, sandy beaches and stone pinnacles rising out makes Orkney one of the most amazing Scottish hideaway. This tranquil and remote island is one of the most scenic and picturesque place for a refreshing and relaxed holiday experience. You will be spoiled of alternatives here, from a choice of attractions to countless sites to explore.

Orkney holds an ancient past dating way back to the Stone Age and Picts, you will be glad to find an array of historic sites. Being recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Orkney treasures prehistoric villages, ancient tombs, ruined palaces and many other interesting and important sites. The stone walls, Flinstonesque furniture of Skara Brae, the tomb of Maes Howe and plenty of standing stones weaves a mystical milieu showing a glimpse of the existence at that time. Incredible it is!

You have many islands to look for here most of which are still virgin and inhabited, the scenic charm and sandy beaches will sweep you off your feet. Situated North-East tip of Scotland Orkney attracts many travelers and holiday-seekers all round the year. But summer remains the best time to come here, with a sunny climate and long days to explore and unwind the charm of this pristine place.

The friendly populace and traditional island life will make you fall in love with a lot to explore, we have listed few of the top places to visit in Orkney :

Birsay Located at the North-Western tip of the mainland, Brisay is a village which holds the famous Earls Palace dating back to 1570. There is a lot to see and do in Brisay with much more ancient sites and attractions to look for.

Rousay With so much to see and do in the mainlands most of the visitors do stick to the mainlands in Orkney, but unaware of the fact that there is lot more to explore and experience on other less populated islands. Rousay is a charming island which can be visited by a ferry from Tingwall. The most famous attraction on Rousay remains the Midhowe, which is not one attraction but two; an Iron Age broch of quite striking size stands a few yards away from a long chambered cairn. The cairn, which is housed under a protective modern building, is quite astonishingly long, making it easy to see why it was handed the moniker 'Ship of Death'. So don't miss it!

Yesnaby Being the site of a military battery in World WarII, the place still signifies that historic battle, its marine landscape and cliffs adds to its charm. You also have those sea stacks, natural arches and blowholes to look for here. Perfect place to be on a summer night!

The Tomb of the Eagles The tomb of the eagles remains a unique site in Orkney with many reasons to visit, the custom built visitor centre is good to visit, there are guides to tell about the place and assistance. This tomb also helps visitors to handle the exhibits and offers many activities for all types of tourists.

You can come by air, road or rail routes, believe us by air wonderful aerial views of the islands awaits you, fly easily with Flybe flights (operated by Loganair) from all major British airports and good inbound links from European and North American destinations. You can also travel by car or on foot, by coach or train and ferry, there are many ways to reach to this wonderful location. The spectacular highlands of Scotland, or sailing from Aberdeen will be something you will remember for long.


 
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