Trip to Orkney Islands - Travel Guide and Travel Information

Trip to Orkney Islands

A trip to Orkney Islands will take you to group of Islands that is situated at the northern part of Scotland. The island is also known as Orkney,isle of Orkney as well as the Orkneys. The group of islands is situated ten miles away from the the north cast of the Caithness. The group of island consists of more than seventy islands out of which, not more than 20 islands have human inhabitants on them.

The largest island within this island group is named Mainland and it is the sixth largest island of Scotland. Kirkwall is the largest settlement as well as the administrative center of the island. The group of islands is a council area of Scotland and it is also the only council area of Scotland in which every member of the council is independent.On the trip to Orkney Islands you can learn about the ancient history. Ancient people made these islands their home and for this reason the human history of the island is more than 5500 years old.

At first the island was inhabited by the neolithic tribes. Later, the Picts also made the island their home. The Norse settled at the island in the year 875. Soon after, the island came under the Scottish monarchy in the year 1472. the ancient history of the neolithic people is reserved well and is one of the oldest and most well preserved sites in the entire European continent. Among these sites, the heart of Neolithic Orkney has earned the status of a World heritage site from UNESCO. On the historical trip to Orkney Islands you can visit this site as well.

A historical trip to Orkney Islands can also give you the chance to see all the beautiful historical places that mark the beginning of different eras of the history of the island. You can see examples of the Anglo Saxon era, the Norwegian rule, the Sottish rule and many more in the Inhabited island. The Trip to Orkney Islands can also take you to the Inhabited island where you can see some of the beautiful architectures in the form of buildings as well as of the lighthouses.

During your tour, you will realize that the trip to Orkney Islands is all about coming close to pristine nature on the the beautiful Islands. Stepping here you can enjoy absolute peace in the realm of nature. With all these, the trip to Orkney Islands is sure to be an amazing experience that will both be amazing and refreshing.