Scotland's Highlands & Islands - Orkney & Shetland (PDF Chapter)

Scotland's Highlands & Islands - Orkney & Shetland (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Orkney & Shetland chapter from Lonely Planet’s Scotland’s Highlands & Is-lands guidebook.

Up here at Britain’s top end it can feel more Scandinavian than Scottish, and no wonder. An ancient magic hovers in the air above Orkney and Shetland, endowing them with an allure that lodges firmly in the soul.

  • shake your head in astonishment at extraordinary prehistoric perfection that predates the pyramids at Skara Brae
  • maps
  • sense the gulf of years in ancient Maeshowe, enlivened by later Viking graffiti
  • transport
  • soak up Hoy’s the glorious scenery and make the hike to the spectacular Old Man of Hoy
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Orkney, Kirkwall, East Mainland & Around, South Ronaldsay & Around, West & North Mainland, Stromness, Hoy, Northern Islands, Shet-land, Lerwick, Bressay & Noss, Scalloway, South Mainland, North Mainland, The North Isles.

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