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Houton
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The Bay of Houton, showing ferry terminal and lobster pots
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 Houton shown within Orkney
OS grid referenceHY317041
Civil parishOrphir
Council areaOrkney Islands
Lieutenancy areaOrkney Islands
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town ORKNEY
Postcode district KW17
Dialling code 01856
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK ParliamentOrkney and Shetland
Scottish ParliamentOrkney
List of places
UK
Scotland
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Houton is a settlement 5 miles southeast of Stromness on the island of Mainland, Orkney, Scotland. The settlement is within the parish of Orphir,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and is situated on a side road from the A964.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

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.


Houton sections
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Houton
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The Bay of Houton, showing ferry terminal and lobster pots
{{#invoke:Location map|main}}
 Houton shown within Orkney
OS grid referenceHY317041
Civil parishOrphir
Council areaOrkney Islands
Lieutenancy areaOrkney Islands
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town ORKNEY
Postcode district KW17
Dialling code 01856
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK ParliamentOrkney and Shetland
Scottish ParliamentOrkney
List of places
UK
Scotland
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             |region:GB_type:city
             ||||||

|primary |name= }}

Houton is a settlement 5 miles southeast of Stromness on the island of Mainland, Orkney, Scotland. The settlement is within the parish of Orphir,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and is situated on a side road from the A964.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

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.


Houton sections
Intro   RAF Houton    References    External links   

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