Often people feel heading to the islands can complicate their holiday and therefore choose to play it safe and stay on the mainland. However there may be plenty to see and do on the mainland but Orkney opens up a whole new world to visitors frequent and first. Orkney is now very easily accessible by a short ferry trip from various points on the Mainland. Please see Orkney ferries for more information on how to book, regulations and prices. http://www.orkneyferries.co.uk/
Once over the water you have an array of places to visit. Orkney is full of history, culture, nature and scenic views. There are so many wild camp spots on Orkney you will never need to pay for a campsite unless you wish to. Park up your motorhome by a beach, get the BBQ out and discuss what you have seen that day. Orkney takes you back to basics and lets you spend that quality time with those you love.
Embrace the culture, Orkcadians love to be involved in the community. They are an exceptionally friendly bunch of people which you will find when you frequent the many pubs, restaurants, cafes and infact anywhere on the island. You are sure to feel welcomed wherever you turn. If you respect their country they will in turn give you a taste into their island lifestyle.
There are so many historical places on the island it is hard to condense them into one article. However we have decided to share with you the ones we found the most enjoyable on our trips to the island.
A very brief summary of some of the places we have visited as a family in a motorhome in Orkney. This list could be endless however we would encourage you to look before you visit Orkney and see where you plan to visit. This is to ensure that you make time to see everywhere and also so you don’t miss somewhere you would like to go. Within the cities themselves you will find cathedrals, museums and many places of interest. If it’s a quiet trip your after you will succeed here with the vast beaches, coasts, walks and generally relaxed way of life. Watch the livestock, wildlife and take in the ocean smells, noises and views. Orkney is a place we should all visit to truly appreciate. Please take a look at our website to book your next motorhome holiday with ourselves at www.scottishtourer.co.uk
In Scotland we are lucky to have such an abundance of outdoor pursuits on our door step, set amongst some of the most beautiful landscape and all within easy driving reach when combined with a motorhome you can enjoy a holiday while experience some adrenaline based activities.