Orkney stands at the divide between the East and West mainland. Kirkwall is an Ancient Norse town Founded by Earl Rognvald Brusason in the 11th century. This small town is one example of archipelago’s fascinating past, with its narrow main streets and winding pathways and the jewel in the crown being the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral.
Not so long ago the town was just a few dwellings hugging close to the harbour. Kirkwall has since grown into a modern town with a wide selection of restaurants, museums, shops and for anyone that’s worked up a thirst there are plenty of local pubs too. The range of history and architecture at your disposal means there is plenty to keep you entertained.