Kirkwall

  • Accommodation:
    • Orkney Caravan Park
  • Transport:
    • There are regular ferry services from Gils Bay, near John O’ Groats, and Scrabster, near Thurso (links below). Ferry sailing times vary from 1 to 1 1/2 hours. The Gils Bay service is quicker, but the Thurso to Stromness service passes the spectacular sea stack of The Old Man of Hoy, so for sheer scenic beauty it gets the nod
  • Things to see:
    • St Magnus Cathedral
    • Highland Park distillery
    • Bishop’s and Earl’s Palaces
    • The Orkney Museum
    • Scapa distillery
    • Scapa Beach
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