Skaill House

Skaill House
Overlooking the spectacular Bay of Skaill, Skaill House is the finest 17th Century mansion in Orkney. Home of William Graham Watt, 7th Laird of Breckness, who unearthed the World famous neolithic village of Skara Brae in 1850. Covering thousands of years of history, Skaill House is renowned for its contribution to Orkney’s diverse and exciting past. The house was originally built in 1620 by Bishop George Graham (Bishop of Orkney 1615-1638), and has been added to by successive generations over the centuries. In its 400 year evolution, all 12 Lairds have been related, contributing to the history and collections in the house. View a 360° tour

Address: Skalil house, Sandwick, Orkney, KW16 3LR

Phone: 01856841501 - Email - Website - Map
Reviews (3)
25/09/2023 @ 9:50 am
Sharon & Greg Davies family
Skaill House
This is a must visit when visiting the Orkney Islands. It pretty much has something for everyone. A great family day out. They also have self catering appartments that look amazing.
11/07/2023 @ 9:28 am
Sandra & James Talbot
Skaill House Orkney
Our friends stayed in the self catering appartments at Skaill House and we stayed in a hotel in Kirkwall. Although our hotel was lovely and we were looked after, we spent more time with our friends at Skaill House. The freedom self catering offers is very enticing and the appartments are beautiful as well as the location. There's plenty to do and everyone was very helpful. we really do hope to come back to Orkney in the near future and Skaill House will be our choice of accommodation.
19/05/2019 @ 1:01 pm
Tony ( Harbour Guides Crew )
I can honestly say I’ve fallen in love with the Orkneys and Skaill House is one of them reasons. Steeped in history , I found it fascinating. Loved how they kept it how once they lived . Set in astounding grounds with jaw dropping back drops of the island and coast.

I loved the library, genuine Captain Cooks crockery, WOW factor on the bedrooms and Chanel wardrobe, and was intrigued by the Tiger rug from years gone by.

The staff are very knowledgeable, and Cormac the manager was awesome in giving me a personal tour of this excellent establishment.

Keep the good work up and see you next year x
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