Orkney Islands Holiday Packages

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Standing Stones Hotel
Standing Stones Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Stenness, Stromness, Scotland, KW16 3JX
The price is AU$211 per night from 1 Aug. to 2 Aug.
4.3/5 Excellent! (17 reviews)
"We really enjoyed our stay here. We stayed in two neighboring rooms that were inside an old train car. The rooms were cute and updated, and very clean and comfortable. There’s a great restaurant (great food) and pub (great drinks) on site which was convenient. This property was very central to all ..."

Reviewed on 24 Jun. 2022

Standing Stones Hotel
The Shore
The Shore
3 out of 5
Shore Street, Kirkwall, Scotland, KW15 1LG
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$290 per night from 16 Jul. to 17 Jul.
4.3/5 Excellent! (92 reviews)
"The Shore was recently acquired by its neighbor, the Kirkwall Hotel, so the reception desk is one building to the west - and various websites and other services (including the in-room phones) have yet to be updated to the new numbers. The building is irregular, with room in nooks and crannies. Ours ..."

Reviewed on 2 Jun. 2022

The Shore
The Ayre Hotel
The Ayre Hotel
3 out of 5
Ayre Road, Kirkwall, Scotland, KW15 1QX
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$237 per night from 9 Jul. to 10 Jul.
4.1/5 Very Good! (43 reviews)
"Nice large rooms. String and reliable Wi-Fi. Clean and well furnished. What you’d expect for a 3 stars hotel."

Reviewed on 6 Jun. 2022

The Ayre Hotel
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Orkney Islands Holiday Packages

Island-hop, hike along rugged coastlines and discover the gorgeous beaches of this distinctive archipelago, which is known for its Scandinavian heritage.

The Orkney Islands offer a unique atmosphere different from any other region of Scotland. Continuously inhabited for more than 6,000 years, this collection of 70 islands is home to fascinating archeological treasures. Marvel at dramatic seascapes, visit ancient settlements and burial chambers and spot interesting seabirds and other wildlife in pristine natural habitats.

Kirkwall, located on Orkney mainland island, is the archipelago’s capital and main transportation centre. Admire the historic houses that define the curving streets of this lovely market town. See the stunning St. Magnus Cathedral, a 12th-century landmark that houses the remains of the islands’ patron saint.

Venture to Skara Brae, one of the islands’ most well-known prehistoric monuments. Sometimes called “Scotland’s Stonehenge,” the site is home to the remains of a Neolithic village that dates back to 3,000 B.C. The houses feature beds, dressers, fireplaces and cupboards constructed from slabs of stone. Look down on the original site from the outer walls and explore the reconstructed replica house.

Mainland Orkney is also home to Maes Howe, an intriguing Neolithic burial chamber. Follow the long passageway inside, which is perfectly designed to illuminate the chamber’s interior on the winter solstice. Inside the chamber is runic graffiti carved by Vikings who sought shelter here centuries after its construction.

Rousay is one of Orkney’s most-visited northern islands. It is sometimes called the "Egypt of the North" due to the hundreds of prehistoric monuments found here. Head to the northwestern part of the island to reach Hellia Spur,the island’s highest cliff and home to an important seabird colony.

Some of Orkney’s most wonderful scenery can be found on its second-largest island, Hoy. Unlike the lowland landscapes that characterise most of the archipelago’s other islands, Hoy features dramatic mountains, cliffs and valleys. Hike along the scenic coastal trail leading to the island’s famous sea stack, the Old Man of Hoy.

Flights to the Orkney Islands are available to Kirkwall Airport on mainland Orkney from Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen. The islands are connected by ferry to Scrabster, Aberdeen and John O’Groats. Don’t miss the rich cultural and natural offerings of this striking archipelago.

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