Stromness is on Mainland, Orkney, Scotland.
Northlink Ferries  travel several times daily between Stromness and Scrabster. The ferry terminal is in the heart of the town.
Orkney Ferries  passenger ferries travel at least twice a day to Moaness on Hoy and Graemsay.
Regular buses link Stromness with Kirkwall via the neolithic sights at Stenness. Other buses go to Birsay, passing close to Skara Brae.
Stromness is compact town and a walk along the main street is never less than pleasant.
- Soak in the atmosphere of the twisting lanes and stone houses.
- Stromness Museum 52 Alfred Street, Phone: +44 1856 850 925
- Walk along the coast to Ness Point for great views across to Hoy.
- Julia's Cafe & Bistro Ferry Road, Phone: +44 1856 850 904. Opposite the ferry terminal, very popular restaurant.
- The Cafe 22 Victoria Street, Phone: +44 1856 850 368. Cafe/restaurant popular with locals.
- Brown's Hostel 45 Victoria Street, Phone: +44 1856 850 661.
- Miller's House 13 John Street, Phone: +44 1856 851 969. B&B in an attractive building.
- Skara Brae, Skail, Phone: +44 1856 841 815  Buses from Stromness and Kirkwall in Summer. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Skara Brae is Orkney's premier tourist sight. Dating from about 2500BC, it was a prehistoric village covered by sand dunes, until a wild storm in 1850. A series of connecting passages and round dwellings were uncovered, complete with stone dressers and implements. There is a good visitors centre and cafe as well as the adjoining Skail House - a 17th century country house. Entrance £6.50.
- Hoy - take a day trip to this attractive island, with good walking.