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Holidays in the Orkney and Shetland Isles, Scotland

A giant's stone throw from the coast of Scotland, the Orkney Islands are an inspiration in the sea, a place of deep culture and rich seascapes. Within the ruins strewn across the isle are Viking names etched in stone and all the isles are seeped in Norse culture that is plain to see. Consquenty nicknamed the Egypt of the North, the Standing Stones of Stenness and The Ring of Brodfar are burial mounds that need to be seen to be believed. For more recent history, Scapa Flow hides a World War I German wreck that you can dive down to see. These islands also host a range of exquiste restaurants and local produce including the distinctive Highland Park whiskey. Follow the links below to find our recommend accommodation and holidays:

Orkney Island

Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Isles

Walking the archipelago of 70 small islands and skerries making up the Orkneys is the best way to discover them. Experience the long days and colourful night skies and witness a wealth of sea life and sea birds, remarkable flora and fauna.
£1,395

More places to stay in Orkney and Shetland Isles

East Heddle grass roof on cottage.

Orkney Crofts, Orkney, Scotland

Three beautiful and authentic 5-star self-catering cottages in the heart of the Neolithic Orkney West Mainland World Heritage Site. Famous for its cultural and natural heritage it is ideal for exploring historic sites and bird and wildlife watching.
One, two and three double bedroom cottages are available.

Range £445-£845 per week (Sat-Sat)

Curlew Cottage, Orkney, Scotland

A luxurious double bedroom eco cottage on a native woodland plantation, ideally located in peaceful and beautiful central Orkney. Relax and unwind in the sauna and jacuzzi bath or simply enjoy the romantic setting.
A double bedroomed cottage. A cot can be requested.

Prices from £250-£400 per week (Saturday to Saturday)

More holidays in Orkney and Shetland Isles

Orkney Island

Wilderness Walking - The Orkney Isles

Walking the archipelago of 70 small islands and skerries making up the Orkneys is the best way to discover them. Experience the long days and colourful night skies and witness a wealth of sea life and sea birds, remarkable flora and fauna.

£1,395

7 days, 6 nights
Various departures available from May to September