On breaks to Orkney discover the rich history of northern Europe on a group of islands full of ancient artefacts. From the earliest neolithic settlers, through the Vikings that once inhabited the islands to Orkney’s strategic importance during WWII there is plenty here to keep history fans interested. The more intrepid can take to the waves for wake boarding or sink beneath them on an intriguing scuba dive. Time your visit to coincide with one of the fun festivities like the annual Orkney Blues Festival or the Orkney Folk Festival. Breaks to Orkney are magical year-round, with spring flowers or long summer days attracting many while others prefer a cosy autumn or winter retreat when you might get lucky and catch a glimpse of the northern lights.

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Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 7℃
  • 8℃
  • 10℃
  • 12℃
  • 14℃
  • 16℃
  • 16℃
  • 14℃
  • 11℃
  • 9℃
  • 7℃
  • 19
  • 15
  • 17
  • 13
  • 11
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 16
  • 19
  • 20
  • 19

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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