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19 stunning panoramic photos of Orkney

On a recent trip from Edinburgh to Orkney and back again I took some quick panoramic photos on my phone.

This post features some from Orkney, but the 6 day trip took in much of Scotland too. The scenery was stunning and these panoramic photos are a great taste of the trip around Scotland and mainland Orkney, so I thought I’d share them.

The trip took 6 days and took me all over Scotland via Orkney in a big figure of eight covering the Highlands, Trossachs, Cairngorms, north-west coast, many of the Lochs (including Loch Ness and the Great Glen), glens and mountains and finally the Borders.

So here are few shots from Orkney. As I only had two days the focus was on some of the key main land sites – scenic spots, neolithic sites, World War II land marks, etc. For example, Churchill barriers, Scapa Flow, Italian Chapel, Skara Brae, Stones of Stennes, Ring of Brodgar, Brough of Birsay, Kirkwall, etc.

Check out my panoramic photos from Scotland as well.

View across Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae to Bay of Skaill, Orkney
View across Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae to Bay of Skaill, Orkney
Tourists at the Neolithic settlement called ‘Skara Brae’, Orkney
Tourists at the Neolithic settlement called ‘Skara Brae’, Orkney
Neolithic settlement at Skara Brae and the beach below the site, mainland Orkney
Neolithic settlement at Skara Brae and the beach below the site, mainland Orkney
View towards mainland Orkney from the Brough of Birsay
View towards mainland Orkney from the Brough of Birsay
View across to mainland Orkney from the Brough of Birsay
View across to mainland Orkney from the Brough of Birsay
View of Norse settlement on the Brough of Birsay, Orkney
View of Norse settlement on the Brough of Birsay, Orkney
Italian Chapel constructed by Italian POWs during World War II. Lamb Holm, Orkney
Italian Chapel constructed by Italian POWs during World War II. Lamb Holm, Orkney
Sandy beach at one of the Churchill barriers on Orkney mainland
Sandy beach at one of the Churchill barriers on Orkney mainland
Kirkwall harbour at dusk, Orkney mainland
Kirkwall harbour at dusk, Orkney mainland
Rugged rock formations on the coast of Orkney
Rugged rock formations on the coast of Orkney
The standing stones at the Ring of Brodgar, Stenness, Loch of Harray, Orkney
The standing stones at the Ring of Brodgar, Stenness, Loch of Harray, Orkney
Neolithic standing stones at the Ring of Brodgar, Stenness, Loch of Harray, Orkney
Neolithic standing stones at the Ring of Brodgar, Stenness, Loch of Harray, Orkney
Neolithic standing stones at the Ring of Brodgar, Stenness, Loch of Harray, Orkney
Neolithic standing stones at the Ring of Brodgar, Stenness, Loch of Harray, Orkney
Maeshowe chambered Cairn – the heart of Neolithic Orkney
Maeshowe chambered Cairn – the heart of Neolithic Orkney
Stunning Devonian geology at Yesnaby, mainland Orkney
Stunning Devonian geology at Yesnaby, mainland Orkney
Stunning Devonian geology and crashing Atlantic waves at Yesnaby, mainland Orkney
Stunning Devonian geology and crashing Atlantic waves at Yesnaby, mainland Orkney
Stunning Devonian geology at Yesnaby, mainland Orkney
Stunning Devonian geology at Yesnaby, mainland Orkney
Crashing Atlantic waves at Yesnaby, mainland Orkney
Crashing Atlantic waves at Yesnaby, mainland Orkney
Ferry from Gills Bay, Scottish mainland to St Margarets Hope on Orkney mainland
Ferry from Gills Bay, Scottish mainland to St Margarets Hope on Orkney mainland

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