Kirkwall is the largest town and capital of the Orkney Islands. Situated on the northern coast of Mainland Orkney
The town has many independent shops selling local goods and being the capital a lively night life. It's also a great Orkneys base location as it provides a transport hub for bus routes across mainland Orkney and ferries to smaller islands.
Kirkwall itself has the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, the Earl's and Bishop's palaces and the Orkney Museum in Tankerness House with its nice gardens.