A group of over 70 islands and islets
With nearly 600 miles of coastline across the islands, Orkney's landscape is a time capsule depicting millions of years of geological time. The islands' iconic sea stacks, such as the Old Man of Hoy, show colourful traces of time gone by. The colour doesn't stop on land; Orkney is also renowned for stunning displays of the Northern Lights, or 'Merry Dancers' as they are known locally. In daylight, why not visit the Neolithic remains which give Orkney its UNESCO World Heritage status? Working up an appetite exploring is the perfect excuse to sample some of the superb local produce that makes up the Taste of Orkney food and drink trail - as if you need a reason! For more information about what these islands have to offer, visit the official Orkney website to plan your trip.