Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands, an archipelago of islands some 10 miles off the north coast of Scotland.
Things to See :
St Magnus Cathedral. Founded in 1137, this impressive red sandstone cathedral has an atmoshperic interior, dominated by red circular columns and multi-coloured textile hangings.
Bishop's Palace & Earl's Palace £2. Opposite the cathedral, these red ruins are a worthwhile visit
Highland Park Distillery Holm Road 01856 874619, £3. Ten minutes walk from the centre. Regular tours during the spring and summer around the distillery, including a free sample.
Kirkwall has a good range of craft shops, One of Orkney's specialities. Also look out for the local Orkney Fudge
Kirkwall Youth Hostel
Old Scape Road 01856 872243. 10 minutes walk from the centre, the hostel buildings are showing their age (wartime prefabs), but good facilities and small rooms.
The Orkney Islands are an archipelago of approximately 70 islands some 10 miles (16 km) off the northern coast of Scotland.
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