01856 area code

Orkney

The 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

Most numbers using the 01856 area code are normal Orkney landlines but be aware that, as is the case for all UK area codes, such numbers may also be used for services without any physical link to the area. (More info)

01856 area code information

Area code:01856
Location:Orkney
Council area:Orkney Islands
Call costs:Normal landline rate
Area code required for local calls:No
Local number length:6 digits
Number format:01856 xxxxxx
International number format:+44 1856 xxxxxx
Number shortages predicted:No
Last code change:April 1995 (previously 0856)
Map of 01856 Orkney area code