Orkney and Shetland Islands Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Orkney and Shetland Islands - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Kirkwall 8

The South Mainland 6

Lerwick 5

Stromness and the Neolithic Sites 5

Unst 3

Birsay 3

Brae 2

Scalloway 2

Yell 1

Weisdale 1

Scapa Flow Visitor Centre 1

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Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 3

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Eshaness and Ronas Hill

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About 15 miles north of Brae are the rugged, forbidding cliffs around Eshaness ; drive north and then turn left onto B9078. On the way,...

Mavis Grind

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North of Brae the A970 meanders past Mavis Grind, a strip of land so narrow you can throw a stone—if you're strong—from the Atlantic,...

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