Kirkwall

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About Kirkwall
Kirkwall is the biggest town and capital of the Orkney Islands, off the coast of northern mainland Scotland in the United Kingdom.

Many prehistoric monuments are scattered about the island and these include the Stenness Standing Stones at Finstown, standing around 19ft tall and in Sandwick, the Neolithic village of Skara Brae.

Take a ferry across to Shapinsay and see Balfour Castle, Britain's most northerly inhabited castle.

Visit St Magnus Cathedral, founded in 1137 or the nearby Earls and Bishops Palaces.

Opposite St Magnus Cathedral is the 16th century Tankerness House, which now houses the Orkney museum.

Highland Park Distillery produces finest Single Malt whisky and offers tours and tastings.

The Orkney Islands are a bird watcher's paradise with puffins, eider ducks and whooper swans amongst many nesting here during the summer.

There is a variety of local arts and crafts shops selling handcrafted jewellery, Scottish knitwear and local food and drink. Orkney is also renowned for its local quality fish and meat products.

Locally caught lobster, crabs, scallops and fish, along with local beef and lamb feature highly on menus. A popular delicacy are 'spoots' (razor clams).
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Cruise ships can dock at either the piers in Kirkwall or Hatston or alternatively, anchor in Kirkwell Bay and tender passengers ashore.

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