Orkney Islands
Kirkwall
Recommended
Kirkwall The Essential
Recommended
Kirkwall stands at the northern tip of the Kirkwall-Scapa Isthmus linking the island's eastern and western parts. The town, dominated by its splendid 800-year old cathedral, stretches up the hillside from the harbour. Kirkwall has always been the island's main settlement and was formerly a Viking trading post. Today, it is both the island's capital and commercial centre.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Kirkwall
St Magnus Cathedral
St Magnus Cathedral
Built by Count Rognvald and dedicated to
30 minutes
Western Mainland
Western Mainland
This tour combines important prehistoric
Skara Brae
Skara Brae
A group of seven Stone Age dwellings,
30 minutes
Maes Howe
Maes Howe
This Neolithic cairn, prior to 2700 BC,
30 minutes
Corrigall Farm Museum
Corrigall Farm Museum
A most delightful and successful museum
90 minutes
The Orkney Museum
The Orkney Museum
A fine private house, Tankerness House
90 minutes