Discover Orkney Islands - Scotland

Discover Orkney Islands – Scotland

Orkney Scotland
Orkney Scotland

Only 17 of the 70 Orkney Islands are inhabited, and the most breathtaking coastlines stretch where 300-meter-high cliffs are buried in white sandy beaches. The islands are home to the highest concentration of prehistoric monuments in Europe – evidence of ancient cultures.

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Orkney Scotland

The Orkney Islands include Mainland Island, the largest island in the archipelago in Scotland, with the cities of Kirkwall and Stromness, a group of northern islands, the largest of which are North Ronaldsay, Westray, Papa Westray, Eday ( Eday); and the group of southern islands – Scapa Flow, Hoy, Burray, South Ronaldsay.

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Orkney Scotland

How to get to the Orkney Islands

Kirkwall has an airport with flights from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness with connections at London Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester and Belfast. There are flights to Kirkwall twice a day from Shetland Airport in Sumburgh, Scotland.

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Orkney Scotland

Weather in Orkney Islands

The Orkney Islands have a cool, temperate climate that is surprisingly mild and stable for such northern latitudes due to the influence of the Gulf Stream. The average annual temperature is + 8 ° C – in winter the temperature drops to + 4 ° C, in summer it rises to + 12 ° C. Winds are a key feature of the Orkney Islands climate (even in summer). (more…)

Best Images of Edinburgh Castle - Scotland

Best Images of Edinburgh Castle – Scotland

Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle Images

Edinburgh Castle (Edinburgh, Great Britain) – history, excursions, expositions. Exact address, phone number, cost of entrance tickets. Local legends and ghosts.

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Edinburgh Castle Images

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is one of the most popular attractions in Scotland. From the side it seems as if the castle, standing on a rock, hovers over the city. It was created as a fortress and was used by various military forces. The castle sits at the top of the famous Royal Mile – this street leads down to Holyroodhouse Palace.

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Edinburgh Castle Images

Edinburgh has been the seat of Scottish kings since the 12th century. He witnessed the conflicts between England and Scotland many times. Inside the castle is the Stone of Fate or the Skunskiy stone – a sacred relic on which monarchs have been crowned for many centuries.

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Edinburgh Castle Images

The history of the castle is long and varied. It is a story of conquest, siege, betrayal, struggle for independence, treaties, destruction and re-created. It was visited by kings and the first noblemen of the state, here, during the Second World War, a prison was equipped for captured German Luftwaffe pilots. (more…)