"Old Cultures and wonderful nature" Top 5 Page for this destination Orkney by margaretvn
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After spending a week on the Shetland Islands we took the ferry to Orkney for a few days. We had wanted to go there for years. It is possible to book a round ticket - going from Aberdeen to Lerwick on Shetland and from Lerwick to Orkney and from there back to Aberdeen. It was wonderful to watch the island appearing through the mist.
There was a warm welcome at the harbour for the ferry - there was a pipe band playing.
I highly recommend doing the trip from Aberdeen and then on to Orkney.... even though the boat Aberdeen to Shetland had a very fishy smell!!
- Pros:history and nature in a beautiful combination
- Cons:perhaps for some too quiet and isolated.
- In a nutshell:more than 4000 years of history and wonderful nature
a great site for information is: www.orkneyislands.info more travel advice
Lets face it all Orkney is "Off the beaten track" really and that plus the wonderful nature and its long, long history... more travel advice
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