3 reasons to visit the Orkney Islands, Scotland

Most Brits have spent time in France, Italy and Spain, but the far reaches of northern Scotland are less visited. So why not plan a trip to the Orkney Islands, ten miles off the mainland?

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Orkney Island has some great breweries

The King of Norway handed the islands over to Scotland in 1472, and they’re home to two distilleries—Highland Park and Scapa, which has recently started producing whisky again. Dark Island Brewery and The Highland Brewing Company turn out top ales such as Orkney Porter and Skull Splitter (a nod to their Viking heritage).