Scrabster to Stromness, Orkney Mainland: 90-minute sailings offered 3 times a day, 7 days a week. Service provided by Northlink Ferries . Approx. 30 minute drive to Kirkwall from Stromness.
Aberdeen to Kirkwall, Orkney Mainland: 6-hour sailing offered Tuesdays*, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Service provided by Northlink Ferries . No Kirkwall call from 1 Jan - 31 Mar & 1 Nov - 31 Dec.
Gill's Bay to St Margaret's Hope, South Ronaldsay. 60-minute sailings offered 3 times a day, 7 days a week. Service provided by Pentland Ferries . Approx. 35 minute drive to Kirkwall from St Margaret's Hope.
The Orkney Bus, ☎ +44 1955 611 353, . Daily: 1 May to 30 Sept. 40-minute ferry from John O'Groats to Burwick £30 return. To go from John O'Groats with a connection to Kirkwall is £32 return. Day tour from [Inverness] is £65edit
Awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1999, the ''Heart of Neolithic Orkney'' includes:
Skara Brae, 30km west of Kirkwall , the best-preserved prehistoric village in Western Europe, inhabited before the pyramids of Egypt were built. 2009 Admission: adult £6.70, child £3.35, concessions £5.30. Prices include admission to Skaill House April to September. Admission to Skara Brae reduced October to March.
Maeshowe, 14km west of Kirkwall , finest chambered tomb in north-west Europe, which contains the best collection of Viking runes outside Scandinavia. Advance booking required. 2009 Admission*: adult £5.20, child £2.60, concessions £4.20
Ring of Brodgar, 16km west of Kirkwall , amazing stone circle with henge ditch. Free admission.
Standing Stones of Stenness,  one of the oldest stone circles in Britain. Free admission.
Orkney's World Heritage site also includes a number of unexcavated burial, ceremonial and settlement sites.
There are plenty of places to stay meeting all price criterias, from youth hostels to grand hotels, Orkney has it all!
Howe Evie Priced for backpackers and travelers, bunkhouse and camping pod available at Evie (north- west mainland). On bus route, shop and post office within walking distance. Prices: camping pod, £10 per night(sleep's 2) toilet, washhand basin and cooking space available. Bunk in bunkhouse, £15 per night. For more information call John and Victoria on tel. 01856751449 / mob. 07821125177 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
West End Guest House - Sea Facing - St. Margaret's Hope, Orkney