This is my Orkney


Looking towards Ward Hill from just outside Stromness

A landscape etched by our ancestors

Orkney's legends - journey back in time and discover ancient civilisations

The Ring of Brodgar at dusk

In Orkney, what you see is what you get
as far as the eye can see

Take it all in

The cliffs at Yesnaby on the West Mainland
Skara Brae with Skaill House in the background

Experience 10,000 years of history

Orkney's heritage - experience Skara Brae and other stunning prehistoric sites

The Italian Chapel and other wartime stories

Orkney's wars - how two great conflicts shaped the islands we know today

The famous Italian Chapel, built by Italian prisoners of war

Say hello to our very special guests

Orkney's wildlife - enjoy the sights and sounds of nature all year round

Come and see our puffins between May and August

You can almost touch the water!

Orkney's causeways - make you want to get behind the wheel and drive!

The Churchill Barriers the road that links 2 of our islands

Best enjoyed with family and friends

Orkney's beaches - beautiful white sands and open space all to yourself

Enjoy our numerous beaches, ideal for family fun!

Orkney's spellbinding coastline

Images and memories that'll stay with you forever

Looking towards the red sandstone cliffs of Hoy

Welcome to VisitOrkney

Orkney is special - as far as the eye can see. There's no other place in the British Isles quite like it. Across its 70 islands, Orkney is spellbinding, invigorating, relaxing and welcoming - it's all these things and so much more.

How good does that look?

Just you, the great outdoors and all day to please yourself.
Get back in touch with nature on Orkney

Don’t mind me!

You can’t keep me away from my favourite spot

Hours of fun searching for Groatie Buckies

It'll keep the little ones occupied, while you relax and take in the sea air

Step inside an ancient civilisation

You'll be in touch with 5,000 years of Orkney's history
at the famous Dwarfie Stane on Hoy

We're all big kids at heart!

With miles of white sandy beaches and
stunning coastlines, you'll not resist the
temptation to get your feet wet!

What's On

Discover the real Orkney in a year-round programme of scheduled events across the islands. It's guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained.

08 - 12

Orkney Arts & Crafts Fair

Tuesday, 8 September 10:00 am

Kirkwall & St Ola Community Centre and Town Hall

Whether it’s a traditional item you are looking for, or something mo...

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English National Opera Live: The Mikado

Thursday, 3 December 7:30 pm

The Phoenix Cinema

Following on from the huge success of ‘The Pirates of Penzance’, the...

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St Lucy Festival

Saturday, 5 December 6:30 pm

St. Magnus Cathedral

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in the St. Magnus Cathedral

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National Theatre Live: Jane Eyre (12A)

Tuesday, 8 December 7:00 pm

The Phoenix Cinema

Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Ja...

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