Best holiday rental deals in the Orkney Islands
Find a welcoming holiday rental for as little as £22 per night by searching and comparing the 357 properties on offer in Orkney. By directly analysing these holiday lettings, HomeToGo highlights the best deals as well as the highest rated rentals in Orkney.
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The weather in the Orkney Islands
The above is a climate diagram for Orkney. In the next 6 months, July will have higher average temperatures. However, temperatures can go lower than 2° in the Orkney Islands in February. According to the climate diagram, December is the rainiest month of the year in the Orkney Islands.
Holiday lettings in the Orkney Islands for a history filled break
Located just off the north coast of Scotland, Orkney has a history stretching back to the earliest times. Make the most of your trip by choosing a traditional rural Orcadian cottage or a modern holiday let in the main town, Kirkwall.
Italian style and art in the Scottish islands
During WW2 there were many prisoners of war in the Orkney Islands and some of them set to work creating a unique Italianate Chapel from Nissen huts and other materials they had to hand. Now a symbol of reconciliation, visitors can enjoy the hand painted frescos and religious art on the walls and roof of the chapel or simply sit and contemplate in tranquil surroundings. Contemporary art and work by local artists can be found at the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness where you will also find a programme of workshops, talks and events.
Beaches galore for the kids to enjoy
Orkney has a variety of clean sandy beaches for the whole family to enjoy. Some of the best are the Sands of Wright beach close to St Margaret's Hope which has golden sands and car parking facilities, Windwick Bay which has stones and is perfect for beach combing and wildlife watching, and Bay of Skaill, close to Skara Brae and perfect for sandcastle building, walking and paddling in warmer weather.
Delve back into prehistoric, Viking and Bronze Age history on Orkney
Orkney's heritage is incredibly rich and the main draw on the mainland is Skara Brae, Europe's best preserved Stone Age village. In addition to the ruins of the settlement, visitors can explore a replica house and see a variety of archaeological finds from the site. Moving forward in time, take a walk over the tidal causeway to the Brough of Birsay, a Pictish and Viking settlement and burial ground.
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