Stromness is the second-largest town in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, and is the main ferry and cruise ship port on Orkney. The old town is clustered along the main street, flanked with houses and shops built from local stone, with narrow lanes and alleys branching off it. The hill of Brinkies Brae shelters the captivating town with its jumble of seagull-strewn slate roofs.
Things to See and Do
* Stomness Museum
* Skara Brae
* Ness Point
* Day trip to Hoy island
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English
Land Area – 990 sq km’s Orkney Islands
Population – 2,200
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Port Location – The port is located in the heart of Stromness.
Transport Links – The main airport in Orkney is Kirkwall Airport provides services to the Scottish Mainland and to Sumburgh Airport in Shetland. Ferries serve both to link Orkney to the rest of Scotland, and also to link together the various islands of the Orkney archipelago. Regular buses link Stromness with Kirkwall via the neolithic sights at Stenness. Other buses go to Birsay, passing close to Skara Brae.
Getting around Stromness is easy as it is a compact town and a walk along the main street is very pleasant.