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Stromness Travel guide
Stromness : Michelin's recommendations
Stromness is the second largest town on the main island of Orkney (Mainland) and a major fishing port. Originally a Viking settlement, it did not really develop until the 18C, when it became a trading post and the last port of call for Hudson’s Bay Company ships, before concentrating on whaling and herring fishing. On the waterfront, the long and winding cobbled main street is lined by gabled houses with their own small piers.
Tourist attractions Stromness : Things to see and do
Hoy GB - Stromness
The best moment to admire the breathtaking sight of the Old Man of Hoy (a 450m-high sea stack of red sandstone) rising out of the turbulent waters, is during the Pentland Firth Crossing, a 2hr ferry service between Stromness and Scrabster. The boat p..
30 Victoria Street GB - Stromness KW16 3AA
The museum has a collection of abstract art with some major works from the 1929-1963 golden age of St Ives. Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth are represented by some paintings from their early days and sit next to works from other painters of St I..
54 Alfred Street GB - Stromness KW16 3DF
Devoted to the natural and maritime history of the Orkneys, the museum covers whale fishing, the Hudson's Bay Company and the German float caught in Scapa Flow.
35 Graham Pl GB - Stromness KW16 3BY
Homely restaurant in a sleepy harbourside town. Plain walls are dotted with local oils and open fires. Unfussy home cooking uses fresh market produce; local, where possible. Booking essential.