Orkney is an archipelago of seventy or so Islands and Skerries, of which 17 are currently inhabited including Eday, Flotta, Hoy, Graemsay, Egilsay, Wyre, Sanday and Shapinsay. Island Hopping trips are not be missed when visiting the Orkney Isles, take a ferry and explore the surrounding islands with Orkney Ferries. Wildlife including Dolphins, Short-Eared Owls, Common Seals and White Whales to name a few can be viewed throughout the year on the Orkney Isles making the Islands a Nature Lovers Paradise. A visit to Stromness Museum is also not to be missed.
The main visitor attraction of the Orkney Islands is their ancient history. From the Stone Age to the Picts and Vikings, the islands have so many sites of archaeological interest that it is impossible to list them all. If you want to see prehistoric villages, ancient tombs, ruined palaces and standing stones, the Orkney Isles is the place to be. Orkney is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.