11 fun things to do in Orkney

Orkney is a wonderful place to visit, we took the train and then the ferry across the Pentland firth from Scrabster to Stromness.  There is a very special atmosphere in Orkney, perhaps because the islands have been inhabited for over 8,500 years. With some of the best-preserved Neolithic sites in Europe, there is much to see from this ancient world.

Orkney also has an abundance of marine and avian wildlife. Scuba diving is a very popular activity, especially around the wrecks of Scapa Flow. If your plan is to keep your feet firmly on the ground check out many of the stunning beaches or famous Highland Park Distillery.

We hired bikes in Kirkwall and made it across to Stromness in record time – thanks to a welcome tailwind.  Look out for Login’s Well,  sited at South End, Stromness, Captain Cook’s vessels Resolution and Discovery both watered here, before departing across the Atlantic.

Enjoy your trip to Orkney!