01856 Area Code

Orkney phone numbers

UK area code 01856 covers 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

01856 number call costs

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

These numbers are charged at normal landline rates. They are often included in bundled talktime or 'free' minutes.

If you do not get inclusive calls to landlines, are calling at a time of day when you do not get free calls, or you have used up your call allowance, typical rates are:

Calling fromTypical call cost (if outside call plan)
Landline10p-12p per minute
Mobile phone35p-45p per minute

Prices are for residential customers as of September 2014 and intended as a guide only. Connection fees and minimum charges often apply.

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Formatting an 01856 number

Local telephone numbers in the Orkney area 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.

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