Puffins on the Orkney cliffsThe Orkney Islands are situated off the North of Scotland and consist of 70 islands, 21 of which are inhabited. Orkney offers endless days of fun and adventure for all the family. There is an abundance of well-preserved historic attractions dating from the Neolithic through WW2. With such a wide range of activities and history, Orkney is guaranteed to capture the interests and imagination of everyone.

Kringla Apartments are ideal for visiting major attractions in the West Mainland of Orkney or further afield. Below are a number of local ‘must see’ sites which bring Orkney to life and allow visitors to truly understand and see the beauty of Orkney for themselves.

Heart of Neolithic Orkney

Reminders of World Wars

Farm Museums

West Mainland

Island Hopping

Outdoor Activities




Music Scene



Newbigging Orkney Self Catering

A tasteful cottage located in peaceful farmland with spectacular views. Only 3 miles from local amenities and many of the historical sites are within a 15 minute drive.