"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

North Head

North Head is a coastal feature in Orkney, Scotland.

It is listed under Cliffs and Headlands: Peninsula

Local authority: Orkney Islands Council

OS Grid Reference: HY446222

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Things to see and do near North Head

  • Broch of Gurness (5m)
  • Rousay Wood Designs (6m)
  • Ortak Visitor Centre (7m)
  • North of Scotland Milk Marketing Board (7m)
  • Pickaquoy Centre (7m)
  • St Magnus Cathedral (7m)
  • The Orkney Museum (7m)
  • Bishop's and Earl's Palaces (7m)
  • Highland Park Distillery (8m)
  • Corrigal Farm Museum (8m)

Tourist Information

The Travel Centre
West Castle Street
Highlands and Islands
KW15 1GU

Phone 01856 872 856
Email info@visitscotland.com

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 21 March


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 5°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1020
Humidity 82%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 97%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 93%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 16%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 13mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 48%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 1012
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 87%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
05:46 GMT
High Tide
11:51 GMT
Low Tide
18:10 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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