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2 km out of town you will find the Highland Distillery. They have a visitors centre for tourists and also give guide tours throughout the day. Visit their website for the exact hours: http://highlandpark.co.uk/visit/
Highland Park Distillery, Kirkwall KW15 1SU, UK
One of the most famous archeological sites is the Ring of Brodgar. It is one of the oldest and largest stone henge moment found on the British Isles. 27 stones of 60 stones still stand here today. 60 stones at a 6 degree angle make up a perfect 360 degree circle. It must have been a huge engineering project during those days. There must have been a large community that had put this together for one common purpose. The Ring of Brodgar lies 11,5 mile west of the port.
B9055, Stromness KW16, UK
The eye-catcher of the town of Kirkwall would be the St. Magnus Cathedral. It is constructed in 1137 and is still in use today. There is something very mysterious about this cathedral. The sad look, combined with the old graveyard and unusual stones make a unique church. Find it in the middle of town.
Broad St, Kirkwall KW15 1NX, UK
This is the best location to get an amazing impression on life in the Neolithic period. In 1850 a storm hit the Orkney Islands and uncovered a neolithic village. Archeologists were able to put together the puzzle pieces of how these people used to live: their farmings methods, their engineering techniques and living habits. There are 7 different houses. All are connected to each other and they are even fairly comfortable if you have a close look. It gives a fascinating and tangible inside look to what the stone age was all about. Skara Brae lies 17 mile west of the port.
Sandwick, Stromness KW16 3LR, UK
This is the main shopping street in the town of Kirkwall. Find all kind of lovely boutiques and local stores here.
Albert street, Kirkwall
In the south you will find the Churchill Barriers. They are great causeways built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II as anti-submarine barriers. The bay was the main base of the Royal Navy during WWI and WWII. Go with a guide to get the picture behind the operations that took place here. Scala flow lies 16 mile south of the port. The ride includes a crossing on ferry.
Scapa Flow, Scotland
This archeological site is where you find 4 standing stones. Originally it would have been 12 stones. They believe this to be the oldest of the henge monuments, although the site was never finished. This site lies 10,5 mile west of the port.
Stromness KW16 3JZ, UK
Across the St. Magnus Cathedral you will find some medieval structures in ruines. The Kirkwall castle, Bishop’s palace and Earl’s palace stand side by side. It is a great location to learn more about historic Kirkwall.
Watergate, Kirkwall KW15 1PD, UK