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Flights to Orkney
So much to discover
Orkney is an archipelago of 70 islands, 20 of which are inhabited, stretching northwards across the Pentland Firth from mainland Scotland. The islands have the greatest concentration of prehistoric sites in Western Europe including the 5,000-year-old Neolithic village of Skara Brae. Orkney’s coastline is its greatest scenic glory, as the ceaseless pounding of Atlantic waves has sculpted its sandstone cliffs into spectacular shapes, walk along the beach and take in these breathtaking views.
Orkney has so much to intrigue the visitor, the geology of the islands, the fascinating coastal features, it’s wild flora and fauna, the famous prehistoric remains and rich history. There is so much to discover, with each island claiming a reason to visit.
Loganair flies to Kirkwall from Inverness, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Sumburgh. In addition, Loganair operates scheduled island hopping flights within Orkney, linking Mainland with the northern isles of Eday, North Ronaldsay, Sanday, Stronsay, Westray and Papa Westray. Flying between Westray and Papa Westray would honour you with travelling on the world’s shortest scheduled flight, less than 2 minutes depending on the wind. for more information on the Orkney Inter Islands and how to book click here
The past always leaves clues on the landscape and nowhere does it do this more clearly then Orkney. For archaeologists, Orkney offers on average three prehistoric sites per square mile. The 5,000 year-old Neolithic village of Skara Brae, Orkney’s most famous attraction, is a quintessential Stone Age site where dwellings are perfectly preserved with stone beds, dressers and chairs. The Standing Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar are two of Britain’s most spectacular stone circles. Orkney is simply peppered with historic sites and antiquities, an archaeologist’s paradise.
Orkneys cliffs are home to more than a million seabirds and one in six of all seabirds breeding in Britain nests in Orkney, therefore birdwatching is a must. Away from the Atlantic furies, the coasts are low lying, with broad, curving bays which attract seals, otters and dolphins, meaning naturalists can enjoy the wildlife and the coastal scenery.
Orkney is said to be the best place in the UK to see the northern lights, due to it being one of the most Northern Islands in the UK.
From guided bird watching tours to music concerts, there’s a lot to experience in Orkney. for a full list of upcoming events click here