Travel guide to Orkney Islands

Facts

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Local name
Orkney Islands
Inhabitants
9,000

Travel preparation

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Best time to visit

Climate is similar to the rest of Scotland.

Literature

Lonely Planet Scotland, Insight Guide to Scotland. DK eyewitness guide to Scotland, Scotland the Rough Guide, Scotland Where to stay hotels and guesthouses 2000. Scottish Highlands and Islands.

Local conditions

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Accommodation / Hotel

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Kirkwell is where you'll find some of the Orkney Islands best accommodation, and also the widest range of campsites, B&B's, hotels and hostels. Contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01856 872856 or visit www.orkneyislands.com Book your hotel in Orkney Islands here

Local transport

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Other transport

Cars are available for hire in Kirkwall. Try John G Shearer and Sons on 01856 872950. Bicycles from Pattersons, tel; 01856 873097 cost around £7.00 per day. Boats/Ferries are operated by P&O and John O'Groats Ferries. Ticket prices vary and from June to September it may be necessary to book in advance.

Special conditions

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None.
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