Lying north of Scotland in the British Isles are the Orkney Islands – the perfect place to visit for wildlife enthusiasts and lovers of the great outdoors. Complete with dramatic cliffs and coastlines, green meadows and plenty of wildlife, staying in Orkney accommodation offers a myriad of possibilities.
If you enjoy history, culture and art, visit one of the many museum, galleries and prehistoric sites. The Pier Arts Centre in Stromness is particularly popular, holding some of the most important collections of British art. The Islands host various events throughout the year, including the Orkney International Science Festival, the Folk Festival and the St Magnus International Arts Festival. Make the most of what Orkney has to offer on guided and boat tours. Rent Orkney holiday homes and experience the colourful coastline covered in rare flowers – including the Scottish primrose. The islands are home to an abundance of wildlife, including sea birds, whales, dolphins and otters; making it the ideal location for anyone interested in nature. When you want to relax in the evenings, Orkney offers local bars and inns to enjoy meals – alternatively, renting self-catering accommodation in Orkney allows you to cook and eat meals together as a family. Travelling to Orkney is possible by air to Kirkwall; by boat, with the quickest route of 40 minutes from John o'Groats; and by car.