Kirkwall is the beautiful, vibrant capital of Orkney, and is situated on the northern coast of the Mainland. The name derives from the Norse name Kirkjuvagr, meaning “church bay”.
The beautiful skyline is ruled by the majestic St. Magnus Cathedral and Kirkwall’s immense variety of shops means your shopping trip is guaranteed to be full of weird and wonderful purchases; such as, contemporary fashion and local jewellery – lots of which is designed by the inspired citizens. The town is also very cosmopolitan – from the Pickaquoy Centre, a multi-purpose sports and leisure arena; to the various theatres and bars that illuminate the town centre. Kirkwall also has three supermarkets, meaning there really is something for everyone.
The West End Hotel ***
Situated on the waterfront in Kirkwall's old town is a friendly hotel with a range of accommodation and two lively bars: this is Kirkwall’s hidden treasure.
Fly with Loganair from:
In2Scotland The Travel Company Edinburgh Murrayburgh House 17 Corstorphine Road Edinburgh EH12 6DD