The Bay of Houton, showing ferry terminal and lobster pots
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Houton is a settlement 5 miles (8.0 km) southeast of Stromness on the island of Mainland, Orkney, Scotland. The settlement is within the parish of Orphir, and is situated on a minor road off the A964.
From here, a ferry sails to Lyness on Hoy and the oil terminal at Flotta. Nearby are the remains of the Orphir Round Church, dedicated to 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 Environment Scotland.
The Holm of Houton is nearby.
RAF Houton was situated nearby and was home to the following units:
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