Hotels in Kirkwall, United Kingdom

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Kirkwall overview

You can learn about the local heritage of Kirkwall at landmarks like St. Magnus Cathedral and Earl's Palace. There's plenty more to see, including local sights like Orkney Museum and Bishop's Palace. Kirkwall is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Kirkwall

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Kirkwall has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Kirkwall with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Kirkwall hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Kirkwall hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Kirkwall

Fly in to Kirkwall (KOI), 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from downtown Kirkwall.

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When to visit Kirkwall

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 46°F day, 35°F night
  • • April-June: 59°F day, 37°F night
  • • July-September: 61°F day, 46°F night
  • • October-December: 53°F day, 36°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 0.35 inches
  • • April-June: 0.16 inches
  • • July-September: 0.20 inches
  • • October-December: 0.35 inches