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- no changes to 100ml liquid rules for summer '24



The largest town within the Orkney Islands – Kirkwall is a charming destination steeped in history. Kirkwall began as an ancient Norse residence more than a thousand years ago, and you’ll find that history still alive and visible today. Discover the history of the Iron Age and Vikings at the Orkney Museum or explore St Magnus Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in Scotland, set in the heart of Kirkwall.

Kirkwall comes alive with an exciting line-up of festivals throughout the year from the Orkney Folk Festival to the St Magnus International Festival celebrating music, arts, and literature.

Indulge your taste buds and try some local cuisine from Orkney cheddar to locally produced fudge. Grab a dram of world-renowned Scottish whisky at the Highland Park distillery or a taste of some local Kirkjuvagr Orkney Gin.

Lined with clearwater beaches and stunning coastal views, it is not a destination to be missed!