photo by Katherine

The second-largest town in the Orkney Islands is bustling and truly charming. Its main street, old since the town was founded, twists and turn between the shoreline, just a pleasure to walk on.

The town suffered some improvements during time, as initially it was built only for foot traffic, with steps in the main street and very narrow alleys. There are still some places in the older part of the town where the only way to get through is by walking. But considering the surroundings, you wouldn't want to explore the town any other way.

From just 13 houses in 1670, the town grew to a population of 2 200 people. Visit the Stromness Museum to find out all the secrets of this little town.

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