About Orkney

Planning a visit?

Both DiscoverOrkney and VisitOrkney host a wealth of information you’ll find useful.

The Visitor Information Centre in Kirkwall is a good first port of call, and the friendly team there can help you in advance with advice on accommodation, public transport, events and more. You’ll reach them at:


The Travel Centre

West Castle Street


KW15 1GU

Tel 01856 872 856


Other useful links

For other wildlife and heritage events in Orkney throughout the year, try the Outdoor Orkney calendar. 

If you’re on Facebook, you may enjoy Orkney's many nature-related groups including RSPB OrkneyOrkney WildlifeOrkney Birding Group and Snorkel Orkney – and of course the Orkney Nature Festival.

For the latest bird sightings in the county, join the Orkbird2 Yahoo group.

And to find out more about the RSPB’s 13 beautiful nature reserves in Orkney, have a look at our Orkney pages.

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