A beautiful archipelago of 70 islands off the North coast of Scotland, Orkney offers the discerning tourist a unique combination of nature, archaeology, history, culture and recreational opportunities.
Orkney is an amazing holiday destination – it’s all about space, peace and freedom. You can often have a pristine beach all to yourself to enjoy the sound of waves breaking and seabirds calling. Orkney is on many bird migration routes and the sheer numbers of birds here will impress visitors from more urban or intensively counties.
There are sites of historical interest everywhere with the recently discovered Ness of Brodgar complex the jewel in our archeological crown. Orkney is a centre for many arts and crafts with a thriving craft trail that will take you all over the county. It may be quiet, but there is always something going on here, with classical, jazz, blues, rock, science and nature festivals.
Those of you wanting a more adventurous Orkney vacation can kayak, surf and dive in our clear clean waters which abound with seals, cetaceans and other marine life. There is something for everyone in Orkney. The following links will give you some idea of what a vacation in Orkney has to offer.