Discover the captivating maritime heritage of Stromness

This famous seaport has remained unchanged for centuries, retaining its original maritime charm with narrow winding streets, terraces of houses and steep passageways all leading to its iconic waterfront and harbour.

Stromness has been a safe and welcoming harbour since Viking times. Discover fascinating maritime heritage, from the proud ships of the Hudson’s Bay Company to the rugged whalers and busy herring boats of times past, to modern day fishing and diving. Stromness has long inspired artists, writers and craftspeople. Visit the acclaimed Pier Arts Centre and Stromness Museum. Meander along the street and enjoy the shops and cafes along the way.

Looking for inspiration?

Take a look at our Stromess Itinerary for our must-see sights and top experiences.

See our video featuring all of Stromness' top attractions.

Win a Three-Night Break to Orkney

This unforgettable three-night experience for two adults will take you to the spectacular Orkney Islands where you’ll follow in the footsteps of mighty Viking rulers, learn about wartime heritage during two world wars, experience breathtaking natural landscapes, and explore the picturesque town of Stromness.

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