01856 Area Code

Orkney Telephone Numbers

The 01856 area code covers Orkney and the surrounding area.

01856 numbers can also be based in the following locations near to Orkney:

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

Please note that an 01856 number does not necessarily come from one of these locations, although the majority do.
People or businesses based outside of this geographical location may still register 01856 numbers.
This is often done to give the impression of having a local presence.

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How to write an 01856 telephone number

The correct way to write number beginning 01856 is in the format 01856 xxxxxx

The local number (the part of the number after the dialling code) is 6 digits long

The cost of calling an 01856 number

When calling from a land line, calls to 01856 numbers can cost up to 10p per minute, dependent on the time of day, and there is usually also a call set-up fee.
When calling from mobile phones, calls to these numbers cost between 10p and 40p per minute.

Most land line operators offer inclusive call packages which allow calls free at certain times of the day, or at all times, and most mobile companies include free any-time minutes in the monthly contract payment, or a bundle of minutes for a reduced cost in the form of a top-up credit.

Codes near to the 01856 area code:

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