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You're going to love Orkney

Sitting off northern Scotland, this archipelago of islands is a striking medley of soaring sandstone cliffs, nesting seabirds, intriguing Viking history, and sandy beaches.

Orkney is great for hiking, beaches, and birdwatching.

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Getting to Orkney

You can fly to Kirkwall from most Scottish airports in about an hour. There are also flights from London, although the trip will take closer to four hours.

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Staying in Orkney

Orkney comprises 70 different islands, but just 20 are inhabited. The Mainland is home to lively Kirkwall, the capital of the archipelago. The artistic hub of Stromness is the second largest town.

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