Kirkwall, Scotland

Kirkwall, Scotland


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The Orkney Island archipelago lies just off the mainland of Scotland, and of its 67 islands, only 29 are inhabited. The capital of these sandstone islands is Kirkwall, situated on Mainland Island, the largest in the group. For hundreds of years, the Norwegians occupied the islands, and many of the towns' names are Scandinavian in origin. The ruins of many prehistoric settlements remain on the islands including Skara Brae, a Neolithic village which dates back to 3000 BC.

Language: English     Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP)

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Kirkwall, Scotland Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)

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High 42 42 44 47 52 56 59 59 55 51 46 44
Low 36 35 37 38 42 46 50 50 47 44 39 37
Average 39 39 41 43 47 51 55 55 52 48 43 41
Temperature (Celsius)

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High 6 6 7 8 11 13 15 15 13 11 8 7
Low 2 2 3 3 6 8 10 10 8 7 4 3
Average 4 4 5 6 8 11 13 13 11 9 6 5