The world’s shortest flight: hopping over to Papa Westray

Join Mark Rowe on an unique island-hopping adventure in Orkney.

Forget the Caribbean: these are the best beaches in Orkney and the Outer Hebrides

These Scottish island chains are home to some of the most spectacular sands in the UK.

The best wildlife experiences in Orkney

From greater skuas to grey seals, Orkney boasts a wealth of fantastic wildlife-watching opportunities. 

Island life: Orkney’s cultural treasures

Orkney’s rich history is markedly visible across the islands in its well-preserved Neolithic villages and chambered cairns.

The best archaeological sites in Orkney

Orkney’s rich history is incredibly well-preserved in its abundance of archaeological sites — and most are free to enter.

A view to a hill: the best cliff walks in Orkney

Orkney’s landscapes are some of the most dramatic in the UK.

Exceptional places to visit in 2019

Planning a trip for 2019? Take a look at our favourite destinations to travel to this year, as recommended by our expert authors.