Orkney Isles hotels

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Orkney IslesWelcome to our page of hotel accommodation, information, attractions and places of interest on the Orkney Isles. We hope you enjoy your stay and find your ideal accommodation from our list of hotels on the Orkney Isles.

Orkney is a group of islands situated a few miles off the north-east tip of mainland Scotland. The main attraction for visitors to Orkney is its ancient history, the islands have many sites of archaeological interest, prehistoric villages, ancient tombs, ruined palaces, standing stones and a wonderful old cathedral. Bird watching and fishing are popular activities, as is diving around the wrecks. As well as being rich in archaeological wonders, were used by the British Navy during both World Wars. There is access to the islands by plane and ferry.

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Houton Bay Lodge, Houton Bay, Scapa Flow, Orphir, KW17 2RD
Book Online With great views of Scapa Flow and the southern Orkney Islands, this charming inn offers generous and tasty fresh home-cooked food and clean, comfortable accommodation at attractive rates.more details Houton Bay Lodge Online-hotel-accommodation-booking

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Attractions ST MAGNUS CATHEDRAL, Kirkwall, is one of Orkney's most magnificent landmarks - towering above the Kirkwall landscape with its distinctive red sandstone hues. Visitors can explore the upper areas of the Cathedral and the tower on guided tours, negotiating of some very tight and confined spiral stone staircases and giving stunning views, both within the Cathedral itself and of much of Orkney from the tower. In the centre of Mainland, Orkney Isles.

ST MAGNUS CATHEDRAL, Kirkwall
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Attractions Stromness Museum, 54 Alfred Street, Stromness, Orkney KW16 3DF. Tel: 01856 850 025. Maritime History - Shipping, fishing, whaling, the Hudson's Bay Company and the German Fleet in Scapa Flow. Stromness is on the west coast of mainland Orkney Isles.

Stromness Museum

Attractions The Old Man of Hoy is a sandstone rock stack rising close to the sea about 450 feet high, and is considered to challenge the most experienced climbers. The first successful ascent was televised in 1966 and featured Sir Chris Bonington. As the Old Man of Hoy is susceptible to erosion and takes an annual battering from the winter elements, nobody knows how much longer it will stand before being claimed by the sea. Hoy is an island in the west of the Orkney Isles.

The Old Man of Hoy

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