|Whilst there, make sure you take the Ferries and explore the North and South Islands each having their own settlements and histories. From the escapist to the family there is something for everyone - diving, canoeing, sailing, water-skiing; exploring the islands' rich heritage and folklore; walking, cycling, peaceful atmospheres, flora and fauna; winding streets, cafes and art centres.... there are endless things to do and discover.|
Kirkwall, the capital city of the islands, falls on the narrowest point where West and East Mainland meet. It is the ideal place from which to discover the islands with shops and cafes, restaurants and bars. The red stone cathedral of St. Magnus towers above its centre. Stromness is the other larger 'burgh' and looking from the sea it's very pretty.