The Orkney Islands are situated 10km of the north coast of mainland Scotland. The Orkneys are made up of 70 islands of which 17 are populated. Kirkwall, the capital, is one of the best examples of an ancient Norse town layout including the Bishops and Earl Palaces. Kirkwall is home of St Magnus Cathedral started in the 11th Century and built in distinctive red sandstone and yellow Eday stone. The town also hosts the Orkney Museum and the Highland Park Whisky Distillery. Highland Park is the...
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