01856 numbers

Orkney area code

UK area code 01856 is for the larger part of the Orkney Islands.

Locations using 01856 numbers include:

  • Balfour
  • Birsay
  • Burray
  • Deerness
  • Evie
  • Finstown
  • Harray
  • Holm
  • Hoy
  • Kirkwall
  • Longhope
  • Mainland
  • Orphir
  • Rousay
  • St Margaret's Hope
  • Sandwick
  • Stromness
  • Tankerness

Be aware that while most 01856 numbers are for Orkney landlines, they can also be used for services such as VOIP and virtual numbers without any physical link to the area. (More info)

01856 number call costs

01856 numbers are normal, landline numbers charged at standard rates.

» Typical landline call charges

Formatting an 01856 number

Local telephone numbers in the Orkney area code are six digits long. An 01856 number should be displayed in the format: 01856 xxxxxx or (01856) xxxxxx

For international callers, use: +44 1856 xxxxxx


See also the neighbouring area code of 01857, which covers Sanday in the Orkney Islands.

Map of 01856 Orkney area code