The Bay of Houton, showing ferry terminal and lobster pots
Houton shown within Orkney
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|UK Parliament||Orkney and Shetland|
Houton is a settlement 5 miles southeast of Stromness on the island of Mainland, Orkney, Scotland. From here, a ferry sails to Lyness on Hoy and the oil terminal at Flotta. Nearby are the remains of the round church of St Nicholas (the only medieval round church in Scotland) and the Earl's Bu, the ruins of a former manor house of the Earldom of Orkney. These sites are in the care of Historic Scotland.
The Holm of Houton is nearby.
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