Orkney - Walking Tour Of Kirkwall, Part 1

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Walking Tour Of Kirkwall, Part 1

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(14 reviews)
Kirkwall, Orkney, Orkney, United Kingdom
45 mins

About the tour

Kirkwall is the largest town in Orkney. It's name comes from the Norse name Kirkjuvagr meaning Church Bay. On this first part of your town walk, I will tell some of our history and stories of pirates, the press gang and the Big Tree. We will also pop into some of our fantastic little shops, including local food, knitwear, jewelry, crafts and Highland Park Whisky.

Meet Lorna


Lorna was born in Orkney on the Island of Westray and can trace her family living there as far back as possible. She loves sharing the beauty, history and culture of her islands. Lorna usually speaks in Orcadian dialect which comes from an old Norse language called Norn but don't worry, she will be chanting on tour. Chanting is the Orcadian word for speaking your best English.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Orkney with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Orkney. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Tara W.

21 May 2021

Great tour! I loved learning about the intersection of Scottish and Nordic cultures. And the window shopping was fun too!

Michelle K.

21 May 2021

Thank you

Annette H.

20 May 2021

Lorna is a lovely guide, sharing her knowledge of the area and showing us the beautiful sights. Wonderful.

Joy H.

20 May 2021

Loved it, would love to visit, shame about losing connection.

Katrin A.

20 May 2021

lovely tour through Kirkwall High Street, thank you very much

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