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There is no place in the British Isles quite like Orkney. It is breathtakingly beautiful and with more than 70 islands, many of which are uninhabited, it is the perfect destination for being at one with nature, in wide open spaces. As you travel across Orkney, its Neolithic ancestry is evident in the many ancient monuments, stone circles and tombs that are testament to its UNESCO World Heritage Site status and a fascinating history stretching back 6,000 years. Discover tales of Viking intruders, wartime exploits and immerse yourself in Orkney’s rich maritime heritage.
Orkney has its own distinct culture and traditions with many museums, galleries, craft workshops, independent gifts shops, cafes, bars and restaurant – there is no shortage of things to do.
For families there is the unmissable all-weather Pickaquoy Centre in Kirkwall, a fabulous £15 million facility that includes a swimming pool, fitness and exercise suites, sports facilities and a health zone. Not only that, there’s a cinema, cafe, climbing wall and a soft play area for the little ones.
And if that’s not enough, Orkney was voted the most romantic destination in the UK by publishers Mills and Boon at its prestigious 2015 Romantics Awards. What better place to pop the question.