Stromness is a picturesque and bustling small town, shaped by the sea. Yards from the historic harbour, the winding streets lead to a range of eateries, local craft shops and galleries.
The Orkney Folk Festival, held in Stromness every May, is a highlight in both the Orkney and Scottish Folk calendars. Performers and visitors from all over the world come to soak up the music, and, of course, the magical atmosphere.
Follow the Viking Trail to Westray where you will find the smallest of the Marinas on Orkney. The welcome there is famous; Marina Staff will watch you approach and meet you at the Marina when you arrive.
Westray, known as 'The Queen O' The Isles', has its own historic sites, RSPB nature reserve, sandy beaches and eating places serving fresh local seafood. Watch the gannets diving off Noup Head, visit the 16th century Notland Castle or see nature at its best on the West Westray Walk. Visitors to Westray return year after year.
Kirkwall marina is an all year facility located within the harbour, just yards from the visitor attractions of this ancient port. Our Marina Staff will welcome you and give you information on local attractions and facilities.
There are many local shops, hotels and restaurants close by where you will find warm Orcadian hospitality and fresh local produce. Highland Park and Scapa Distilleries, the most northerly whiskey distilleries in Britain, are also within walking distance.
Orkney Sailing Club, located across the harbour from the Marina, welcomes all visitors to the port of Kirkwall whether in a visiting yacht or just a tourist in the Islands.