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Orkney Islands overview

Orkney Islands is a friendly place, known for its historical sites and archaeology, and features picturesque views of islands and countryside. You'll enjoy Orkney Islands's museums, monuments and ruins. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area, such as Skara Brae. There's plenty to explore, including local sights such as Orkney Brewery and Cubbie Roo's Castle. Whatever you're into, Orkney Islands has something for you.

Where to stay in Orkney Islands

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Orkney Islands has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Orkney Islands with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Orkney Islands hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Orkney Islands hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Orkney Islands

Fly in to Kirkwall (KOI), 10.4 mi (16.7 km) from central Orkney Islands. Wick (WIC) is the next closest major airport, 45.7 mi (73.5 km) away.

What to see around Orkney Islands

The area's museums and cultural sights stand out, and places to visit include:
  • • Eday Heritage & Visitor Centre
  • • Orkney Wireless Museum
  • • Orkney Museum
  • • Corrigall Farm Museum
  • • Orkney Faerie Museum & Gallery
Memorable for its archaeology sites, monuments, ruins and these top landmarks to visit:
  • • Orkney Brewery
  • • Cubbie Roo's Castle
  • • Trumland House
  • • Balfour Castle
  • • Prehistoric Sites
It's notable for its countryside and favourite places for nature lovers that include:
  • • Fitty Hill
  • • Cata Sand
  • • Grobost Beach
  • • Ward Hill
  • • North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory
Recommended places to see include:
  • • Carrick House
  • • Midhowe Cairn
  • • St. Magnus Cathedral
  • • Midhowe Broch
  • • Earl's Palace

When to visit Orkney Islands

Wondering when the best time to visit is? Here are seasonal trends to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 8°C day, 2°C night
  • April-June: 15°C day, 3°C night
  • July-September: 16°C day, 8°C night
  • October-December: 12°C day, 2°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 9 cm
  • April-June: 4 cm
  • July-September: 5 cm
  • October-December: 9 cm
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