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Orkney is a great destination for a remote self catering cottage holiday in Scotland. Nature lovers and those looking for real relaxation are likely to be attracted to Orkney.  Orkney is a remote sparsely populated group of islands, great for rural or secluded cottage holidays where you can spend time exploring the beautiful landscape, bird watching or spotting seals, dolphins and even whales at certain times of year. 

Orkney also attracts holidaymakers for cottage breaks during winter time where you may get the chance to see the amazing light display of the Northern Lights.  Famous visitor attractions in Orkney include Scara Brae, a stone village dating back to 2000 years BC and stone circles.  To get to Orkney, you need to take a flight from Inverness, Edinburgh or Aberdeen or you can take a ferry from Aberdeen or Thurso.  Orkney is likely to be a good choice for a cottage holiday for you if you enjoy spending time in peaceful rugged scenery and if you enjoy wildlife watching.

Enjoy browsing through the self catering cottages on Country Cottages Online.  Whether you are looking for a pet friendly cottage, a luxury cottage, a rural retreat or a country cottage we hope you find what you are looking for and find a perfect place on a Scottish isle for you. 

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