Traveling in the Orkney Islands

Scotland’s Orkney Isles, Land Pawned for a Dowry

Just 20 miles off the northeastern coast of Scotland, Orkney is an archipelago of 70 islands best-known for their Neolithic sites, tall sandstone cliffs and seal colonies. In Visiting the Orkney Islands, part one in our series on these unique Scottish islands, learn more on what to see and do in Orkney.
Sunset at a beach on the Isle of Lewis and Harris, one of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides Islands. Flickr/Chris Combe

Scotland’s Outer Hebrides Islands: Castles, Tweeds and a Runway on the...

In the Outer Hebrides Islands of Scotland, the airport landing strip is a beach, sheep outnumber people and life takes on a slower pace.

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