Orkney islands

Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of the Orkney Islands. Discover stunning landscapes, ancient history, and vibrant culture on this captivating archipelago.
Day Trip, Nature, Scotland Road Trip, Road Trip Itinerary, Best Hikes, Orkney Islands, Scotland Hiking, Road Trip Planning, Itinerary

Wow you're planning a road trip to Orkney, the amazing islands that will take your breath away, we know the feeling very well! Despite being passionate about mountains and hiking in high places, we headed to Orkney and were never disappointed. Although the islands mostly feature gentle rolling hills, we easily fell in love with

Avatar
Shelley Perigo
A travel guide cover features two pictures of black and white killer whales.

The best place to see orca, whales and dolphins in Orkney is from the land. Hoxa Head (South Ronaldsay), Marwick Head and Scapa Flow (West Mainland) are all popular whale watching spots in Orkney's Mainland, while Catnick Head (Hoy), Noup Head (Westray) and North Hill (Papa Westray) are some of the best places to see orca in the Orkney Islands. Joining a wildlife tour is a great way to maximise your chances of orca and whale sightings, with Ocean Trek offering a great Historical and Wildlife…

Avatar
Rachel Auty
Skara Brae, Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK | Skara Brae is a l… | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Highlands, Indonesia, Orkney Islands, England And Scotland, Highlander, Scotland Uk, Glasgow City, Castle, British Isles

Skara Brae is a large stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland, Orkney, Scotland. It consists of ten clustered houses, and was occupied from roughly 3180 BC–2500 BC. It is Europe's most complete Neolithic village and the level of preservation is such that it has gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status and been called the "Scottish Pompeii". To view my blog from day five of my Scotland holiday. Click the link below…

Avatar
Mona Melendez Chavez