"stunning" Stromness by iaint
Stromness Travel Guide: 24 reviews and 53 photos
Well, in July '10 I finally made it to Orkney.
In my defence, it is a 5.5 hour drive from home, followed by a 1 hour ferry trip. The plane would be a bit quicker, if it's non-stop.
Stromness is to the southwest of the mainland, and is the 2nd largest town on the islands. My B&B was close by - see tip to follow - so this is my "main" Orkney page.
On a calm, sunny, July evening it really is lovely. Maybe I'll come back in December...
A narrow, single carriageway (with passing places) main street. Lots of old buildings. An active harbour. Stunning views.
My Orkney tips are spread over my Kirkwall, Burray, Lamb Holm & South Ronaldsay pages, so look there as well if you're thinking of a trip.
- more Orkney flags (must get a photo) than Scottish (no British at all)
- amazing weather & cloud formations
- more prosperous & fertile than Caithness across on the mainland
- stunning views around each corner
- a Norwegian Consulate in Kirkwall
- Pros:a bit off the beaten track
- Cons:worth the effort
- In a nutshell:Go see!
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