Kirkwall, United Kingdom

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Kirkwall (Scots: Kirkwaa, Scottish Gaelic: Bàgh na h-Eaglaise, Norn: Kirkavå) is the largest town in Orkney, an archipelago to the north of mainland Scotland.

The name Kirkwall comes from the Norse name Kirkjuvágr (Church Bay), which later changed to Kirkvoe, Kirkwaa and Kirkwall. Kirkwall was formerly the site of an ancient Norse town founded approximately 1000 years ago. Today, it is a transport hub with ferries to many locations.

Accommodations in Kirkwall

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Weather in Kirkwall

August is the hottest month ☀️, with average temperature of 56° degrees. February is the coldest month ❄️, with average temperature of 39° degrees.

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