Discover the wonders of the Orkney Islands by stepping off the beaten track and visiting some of the smaller isles, which have just as much to offer their visitors as the mainland does.
Rent a Car and Drive to Lambholm
Take a scenic drive on the Churchill Barriers that connect mainland Orkney with a series of smaller islands to its south eastern flank. Explore the beautiful Italian Chapel on the small island of Lambholm, a tiny Catholic chapel built in the Second World War by Italian prisoners of war. This delightful chapel is white washed on the outside, only to reveal vivid frescoes that adorn the inside walls and bring a little bit of Mediterranean sun to the North Sea.
Find Your Perfect Holiday Hotel
There are lots of places to stay on the mainland within easy reach of Lambholm. Find a hotel in Kirkwall, and stroll around the Old Town, visit St. Magnus Cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace. You can find places to stay on South Ronaldsay too, in St. Margaret’s Hope and see the lochs and heathland, or seek out the wildlife on South Ronaldsay’s coast, where seals lounge on the white sandy beaches and dolphins swim in the blue seas.
Rent a car, or look for accommodation using Expedia’s handy search tool, and make your way around this wonderful archipelago.