The Orkney Islands are an archipelago of islands that are located off the tip of the British Mainland. The largest settlement in the islands is the town of Kirkwall, which also serves as its administrative centre. The name 'Orkney' dates back to the 1st century BC or earlier and the islands have been inhabited for at least 8,500 years. Originally occupied by Mesolithic and Neolithic tribes and then by the Picts, Orkney was invaded and forcibly annexed by Norway in 875 and settled by the Norse. The Scottish Parliament then re annexed the earldom to the Scottish Crown in 1472 following the failed payment of a dowry for James III's bride, Margaret of Denmark. Holidays to Orkney Islands are all about sightseeing, as they contain some of the oldest and best-preserved Neolithic sites in Europe, and 'Heart of Neolithic Orkney' is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hotelslog offers all inclusive holidays to make your trip to Orkney Islands a memorable one. Get in touch with one of our experts today, and leave everything to us. Book holidays to Orkney Islands with us and experience this great holiday destination off the northern tip of Scotland at its very best.