Orkney Isles

Local Businesses
Weather & Tides
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Today - Heavy Rain
Maximum: 8C, Minimum: 6C
Wind: 16mph Easterly, Visibility: Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 04:20 BST, Sunset: 21:58 BST
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Monday - Drizzle
Maximum: 9C, Minimum: 3C
Wind: 15mph Northerly, Visibility: Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 04:18 BST, Sunset: 22:00 BST
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Tuesday - Light Cloud
Maximum: 9C, Minimum: 5C
Wind: 17mph North Westerly, Visibility: Very Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 04:17 BST, Sunset: 22:02 BST
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Comments (13)
14/05/2019 @ 8:38 pm
Trisha & Bubbles
Great to meet you Tony today from the harbour guides . Com

We asked for a distillery but not ya typical whiskey place

Boom .... wasn’t sure to expect however he came up with the goods

Heaven ...... The Gin .........

We are currently drinking what we bought in our hotel room

Stuart from Oz knows his stuff

Coming back for more for family
02/05/2019 @ 2:12 pm
Harbourguides Crew
We are back on the lovely Orkney Isles very soon updating this ever popular harbour guide. Watch this space!!
24/05/2018 @ 6:25 pm
Steve and julie
What a great island wish it wasn't so far away otherwise I would be there more often. Great guide by the way!!
29/04/2018 @ 8:13 pm
Ivan and Jen hamnett
Wow just stumbled across your guide as we are coming to the Orkneys this Summer. Great find. Keep up the good work!!
18/04/2018 @ 10:04 am
Sheila and Steve
Thanks Ian, sounds fantastic. Let's hope we get lucky. We went to Lapland a couple of years ago with thehe sole intention of seeing them, but unfortunately we didn't, so hopefully they will come put for us in thehe Orkney's
Thanks
17/04/2018 @ 10:20 am
Ian. Eviedale
Yes you can see the northern lights, we have had a couple of good displays this year so far but it is just down to luck if you get to see them
15/04/2018 @ 7:36 pm
Sheila and Steve
We are sailing to Orkney a little later this year, probably Stromness. Is it possible to see the Northern lights from the Orkneys? and if so at what time of year?
Thanks in advance
Shell
13/04/2018 @ 11:11 am
HG Crew
Hi Andy and Lily
Our man in the field Richard Marcinko is visiting the islands on Sunday 15th April. He will be there for a full week and will be visiting as many businesses and services as possible in that time. He is really looking forward to meeting the people on these lovely islands and compiling a great visitor guide for both yachtsmen and general visitors.
Thanks
HG Crew
11/04/2018 @ 3:06 pm
Andy and lily
Hi harbour guides, do you have any news on when the guide will be updated?
05/04/2018 @ 1:57 pm
Tony and Sue Smith
Any cheap car hire companies in the orkneys? Want to explore the islands?
04/04/2018 @ 4:30 pm
Matt p
Yeah good to see the harbour guides crew visiting the orkneys this year, I will be there in the summer :)
03/04/2018 @ 7:22 pm
Sue and David
Coming over to the orkneys later in the year, can't wait, heard so much about them!
03/04/2018 @ 12:26 pm
John and Margaret
Great to see the orkneys added to your site, I visit them every year, they are a definite hidden gem! So many things to see and do, will be back over in July, looking forward to seeing what's on the guide before we arrive
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Business Reviews (25)
25/05/2019 @ 2:19 pm
Fern Valley Wildlife Centre by Jimmy, Ruth & kids
It’s so nice to see a family run business make something from nothing but a dream. Great story and labour of love and to hear the story of starting this from nothing to an absolutely beautiful wildlife centre.

We spoke extensively with Gill and her daughter Lisa about their passion for animals and the care of them.

The meerkats feeding times and talk was excellent by Lisa .

I also recommend Gills home made cakes. Delicious.

Only down side is that we missed the arrival of their monkey lemurs. Don’t worry Lisa , we will be back next year. Keep up the good, hard work. Xx
23/05/2019 @ 8:24 pm
The Standing Stones Hotel by Tony ( Harbour guides Crew )
Great place to stay and was made to feel very welcome. The staff bend over backwards to make it a pleasant stay.

I highly recommend the bar food especially the scampi. Their portions are insane

Look forward to coming back again in 12 months
23/05/2019 @ 7:05 pm
Kirkness & Gorie by Jamie & Denise ( Inverness )
Tucked away from the high street behind The Flagship opposite the church but a great find. Being honest we only found it due to nipping into the dentist next door for an emergency appointment.
Excellent place if you like your cheeses and wine. Great selection. Highly Recommend .
19/05/2019 @ 1:01 pm
Skaill House by 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
14/05/2019 @ 10:51 pm
Deerness Distillery by Trisha & Bubbles
Great to meet you Tony today from the harbour guides . Com

We asked for a distillery but not ya typical whiskey place

Boom .... wasn’t sure to expect however he came up with the goods

Heaven ...... The Gin .........

We are currently drinking what we bought in our hotel room

Stuart from Oz knows his stuff

Coming back for more for family
14/05/2019 @ 8:08 pm
Albert Hotel by Tony ( Harbour guide crew
othing more to say

Great place , rooms are of a high standard , hospitality by all staff is excellent and the bar food beats many.

I’ve not visited the restaurant yet but people coming in to the bar afterwards were raving about the food.

A great one stop shop for your travelling , accomadation , drinking needs in Kirkwall , Orkney
13/05/2019 @ 8:37 am
Avalon Guest House by Tony Harbour Guide Crew
An absolute gem of a guest house . I normally stay in hotels however their were no rooms in the inn where I normally stay so decided to stay here for a night .spotless modern en-suite rooms with beautiful views overlooking kirkwell bay

The owners Elaine & Keith made me feel very welcome and after leaving my laptop on the ferry they bent over backwards to retrieve it for me. Thankfully it had been handed in. Honest Orkney folk . Great start to my week here.

I don’t do breakfast however the two families in front of me were raving about how good it was.

It’s 4* but I give it a 5* and have already booked in for next years trip
05/05/2019 @ 4:47 pm
The Standing Stones Hotel by Richard HG Rep
Stayed here last year while compiling the Orkney Isles. I really enjoyed my stay. Unfortunately I can not come to the Islands this year, but my friend Tony is staying here. Im sure he will enjoy it.
02/05/2019 @ 2:14 pm
The Bothy Bar by Nige& Helen(
We only nipped in here on our last day on the Orkneys, but we wished we had have visited earlier. We will certainly be visiting again earlier on our next visit to these isles. top class!
02/05/2019 @ 2:08 pm
Indian Garden by Nige& Helen(
We always have an Indian on our travels and were delighted to find this little gem on your website. Great food and we will be back on our next visit
02/05/2019 @ 2:06 pm
Jollys of Orkney by Nige& Helen(
Lovely place for provisions for the boat. It really is a must visit when in the Orkneys!
02/05/2019 @ 2:05 pm
Helgis by Nige& Helen(
We came in here quite a lot as its very close to the marina. Howver if it had been miles from the marina, we would have still visited this place often. Nice atmosphere and staff. see you later this year
02/05/2019 @ 2:02 pm
The Brig Larder by Nige& Helen(
Great advice on the use of the butchers. Another gem of a place right here
02/05/2019 @ 2:01 pm
Birsay Bay Tea Room by Nige& Helen(
Totlaly agree with Barry and Sue. Great little find on these shores
01/06/2018 @ 7:45 am
J C Tulloch by Alan clitheroe
Always use this shop when in westray, great post office with a convenience store. Has everything you need!
30/05/2018 @ 8:43 pm
Jollys of Orkney by Stewart & mary from inverness
Great range of fish and meat, been using jollys for some time, they have everything you could need, anybody travelling to the orkneys must visit!
29/05/2018 @ 5:56 pm
Albert Hotel by Gavin and holly
My family often use this hotel rather than staying on the boat, rooms are lovely not far from the marina and they really rate the food too. Five stars!
29/05/2018 @ 5:50 pm
Hume Sweet Hume by Ben and nicola
Always used this shop when visiting westray, now they now have a larger version in kirkwall which I use more now we've just recently bought a house there :) staff are so helpful too. Five stars!!
29/05/2018 @ 5:45 pm
W I Rendall by Mick and carolyn
Great shop for provisions, just opened a new cafe as well wish does lovely home cooked food, would definately recommend.
24/05/2018 @ 6:15 pm
Birsay Bay Tea Room by Barry and sue
If your looking at photo opportunities and great food, would definately recommend the birsay Bay Tea room, staff are so great as well, will be back next year!
24/05/2018 @ 6:12 pm
Indian Garden by John and marie
What a great Indian! Will definately be back, had the Wednesday special, great value, great food best Indian I've been to in a while.
23/05/2018 @ 12:34 pm
Helgis by Scott and lucy
Great bar in a great location right opposite the marina, often visit this bar before we get the ferry back, will def be back soon.
18/05/2018 @ 7:32 am
The Standing Stones Hotel by Matt and Sarah
The inlaws visit this hotel every year, the rooms are great, superb views and the food is lovely, very easy to get to straight off the ferry too.
18/05/2018 @ 7:27 am
The Brig Larder by Scott sinclair
Great shop, has everything you need, always use the butchers inside especially now coming upto bbq season :)
03/04/2018 @ 1:19 pm
Kirkwall Marina by Michael and sue
Great marina, reasonably priced and good facilities too, will be back soon!

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Details & Reviews (1)Deerness Distillery
Something Special, Visitor Attractions
Deerness Distillery
Welcome to our distillery! Finished in early 2017 the distillery is Orkney’s first distillery in over 132 years and currently produces the award winning Sea Glass Gin and Into the Wild Vodka, with plans for further spirits to follow.
We are open for tours Tuesday – Sunday (Tour 1 – 11.30am Tour 2 – 13.00pm), shop / tasting room open Tuesday – Sunday 14.00 – 18.00 View a 360° tour

Address: Newhall, Stove road, KW17 2QJ

Phone: 01856 741 264 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (1)Kirkness & Gorie
Delicatessen
Kirkness & Gorie prospered throughout the 20th century. Right from the start, the goal was to supply a mixture of everyday essential foods and exotic specialities. Receipt books from a century and more ago show us selling fine French and German wine, pasta, and coffee, as well as bread, potatoes and jam. Whatever was sold had to be of the highest quality. From 1978 to 2007, Kirkness & Gorie held a royal warrant for supplying Orkney honey to the Queen. (Do we still sell Orkney honey? Yes, but it always sells out very quickly: supply is lower and demand higher than when we used to drive off to one of the palaces with a case of honey in the boot.)

Address: 11 Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DH

Phone: 01856 888792 - Email - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Sea Gear Supplies
Chandlery
Sea Gear Supplies started in 1996 and is run by Colin, with assistance from Lisa, John, Kirsty, Christine and Jocky. We are based in the Orkney Isles and provide a personalised service whilst keeping prices down. Sea Gear recently became a Limited company. We supply the local fishing, agricultural, marine renewables and construction industries, and the owners of recreational craft. Sea Gear Supplies has built up a vast range of products from an extensive network of suppliers.
We have just become the UK distributor for Mantus anchors and will sell wholesale or to private customers. We are now in the position where we are able to supply our products throughout the United Kingdom at very competitive prices. We have a few products which are available to buy online, and will add to them as time permits. If you do not see what you are looking for, have a look at the product catalogues we have available for download or viewing online or contact us, as we can usually source it for you.

Address: Sea Gear Supplies, Upper Crantit Road, St. Ola, Orkney Islands, KW15 1RW

Phone: 01856 87175 - Email - Website - Map
Jewellery
Ortak, the newly re-established company, offers the much-loved back catalogue as well as our current designs. In addition to this, we provide a customisation service for our existing pieces. Choose your own colourways in enamel, have diamonds or other precious stones added to create a unique item. The options are endless. Ortak offers the full jewellery manufacturing package from design down to finishing right here in the UK. Behind Ortak, Managing Director Michael Gardens and fellow Director Alison Firth, stand a highly skilled workforce with over 200 years combined expertise in jewellery manufacturing. It is with this considerable experience and a hardworking team that our business could help further yours. Ortak prides itself in the manufacturing processes we now carry out. Every piece of jewellery is hand-crafted in Orkney and sent onto its future owners with pride. We use the most up to date equipment along with skilled craftspeople to create beautiful jewellery. Ortak also provides services to other jewellery manufacturers by means of waxing, casting and finishing as required. We offer a full bespoke design service where master patterns or one-off pieces can be created from a drawing or a sketch. They can then be transformed into personally designed items of jewellery for you or your clients. Our enamelled ranges can also be produced in colours to match almost any colourways. Ortak’s fully equipped modern workshop is situated in the City & Royal Burgh of Kirkwall. Its location, in the beautiful Orkney Islands, is open to visitors and one on one consultations alike. Come along and see for yourself and you can be sure of a very warm welcome.

Address: 10A Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1HP

Phone: 0185687846 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (1)Hume Sweet Hume
Gift Shops, Jewellery, Retail Outlets, Something Special
From our workshop, located on one of the most northerly of the Orkney Islands, we create a range of knitted garments and home textiles. Taking inspiration from the colours and textures of the environment around us and using natural, luxury yarns, we aim to create products which, whilst reflective of our island, are equally at home anywhere in the world! We really hope you enjoy browsing our site – and indulging in a slice of island life.

Address: Pierowall, Westray, KW17 2BZ

Phone: 01857 677259 - Email - Website - Map
Gift Shops, Jewellery, Retail Outlets, Something Special
Aurora
Our contemporary gold and silver jewellery is hand crafted by skilled silversmiths in the beautiful Orkney Islands in Scotland. We use traditional methods and tools to create unique pieces, each of which combines a freshness of design with quality craftsmanship, overseen by master craftsman Steven Cooper. View a 360° tour

Address: Old Finstown Road, St Ola, Orkney, KW15 1TR

Phone: 01856 871861 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Westray Marina
Marinas
Westray Marina
Follow the Viking Trail to Westray where you will find the smallest of the Marinas on Orkney. The welcome there is famous; Marina Staff will watch you approach and meet you at the Marina when you arrive.
Westray, known as 'The Queen O' The Isles', has its own historic sites, RSPB nature reserve, sandy beaches and eating places serving fresh local seafood. Watch the gannets diving off Noup Head, visit the 16th century Notland Castle or see nature at its best on the West Westray Walk. Visitors to Westray return year after year.

Address: Westray Marina, Gill Pier, Westray, KW17 2DL

Phone: 01856 871313 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Donaldsons of Orkney
Takeaway Food
For four generations, and over 60 years, Donaldsons have been pushing the boundaries of innovation in the meat trade with many exciting new products, without losing sight of the traditional flavours and recipes that founded the business.

Address: Albert Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HQ

Phone: 01856 872641 - Email - Map
Details & Reviews (2)Jollys of Orkney
Catering, Food Delivery, Off Licence, Online Shopping, Provisions, Retail Outlets, Something Special, Takeaway Food, Yacht Hampers
Jollys of Orkney have served premium quality fish and shellfish to Orkney for almost 60 years. We also offer a wide range of other popular Orkney products, such as cheese, meats, oatcakes, biscuits and Orkney Hampers. Today, the company remains a family owned business, owned by Orcadians George and Anne Stout. It is still thriving, and continues to use traditional methods in this modern age, such as smoking fish in their own kiln, as well as filleting fish and preparing shellfish by hand. As well as our main shop at Hatston, you can also visit us in our fantastic Kirkwall deli, The Brig Larder and browse through a large range of our fish produce as well as a selection of Orkney Fudge, Cheese, Oatcakes, Meat and more. Please browse our website for a flavour of Orkney which can be yours at the touch of a button. There's free UK delivery on all orders over £20, so go on, what are you waiting for!

Address: Scott, Hatston Industrial Estate, Kirkwall, KW15 1HP

Phone: 01856 872417 - Email - Map
Takeaway Food
Orkney’s clear oceans are teaming with life and it comes as no surprise that fish and shellfish make up a huge part of the Orcadian diet. Mull Head in August sunset Cool, clear waters of Orkney breed the tastiest fish. Eat out in Orkney and you will find fresh fish and seafood always on the menu but the bounty of the Orkney seas is also in high demand in many of the World’s most prestigious restaurants. Some of the finest London restaurants feature fish from Orkney. The cool, clear waters ensure that lobsters, mussels and scallops grow slowly, building up great depth of flavour. Although you will find the old favourites like haddock, herring and cod, you will also find the equally delicious wolf fish, witch and megrim. Take it from me, wolf fish and chips is wonderful! Kirkwall hosts a local farmer’s market on the last Saturday of each month where you will find locally grown produce and bounty from the sea. However, take a drive along the coastal roads and you will see little signs pointing you to where you can buy direct from the fisherman. There are many fine fishmongers, smokeries and places to eat in Orkney and we have created this website to feature all that the seas around Orkney have to offer. We will bring you articles, news and features from the fishermen as well as some tasty recipe ideas and details of where you can buy your Orkney seafood and great places to eat. If you have any ideas for articles, want to have your say or are indeed one of Orkney’s fishermen, then please get in touch with us…we would love to hear from you.

Address: Garson Food Park, Stromness, KY16 3BL

Phone: 01856 850870 - Email - Map
Corporate Events, Food Delivery, Restaurants, Takeaway Food, Wifi
Indian Garden
Indian Garden restaurant is one of the best Indian. (INDIAN GARDEN RESTAURANT AND TAKEWAYS AUTHENTIC CUISNE,DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE,10% discount on order over £20,if you collect .open 7 days a week :(including bank holiday) 4pm - 11.00 pm.37 juction road,kirkwall,kw15 1ag. tel:(01856)875575,877899 or 878007. www.indiangardenkirkwall.com you can bring your own alcoholic drinks -no corkage charge special wednesday night(for inside restaurant menu) all for £11.95 you may choose from:one starter-one main dish-one side dish-rice or nan(extras or king prawan will be charged extra)
Special menu on a Wednesday all for £11.95 see website under menu.

Address: 37 Junction Road, Kirkwall, KW171AJ

Phone: 01856 875575 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)The Kirkwall Hotel
Accommodation, Bars & Inns, Corporate Events, Restaurants, Wifi
Welcome To The Kirkwall Hotel The Kirkwall Hotel with stunning views to the north is one of Orkney's finest Victorian Buildings, perfectly situated within the historic town of Kirkwall, on the picturesque harbour front, close to the marina and the main shopping area, ideal for business or leisure. As a privately owned family run business you will be looked after with a genuine warm welcome and friendly efficient service throughout your visit. The hotel has 36 en-suite rooms with a great range of facilities, our excellent harbour view restaurant offering an extensive menu featuring the best local produce has to offer, relaxing lounge, function rooms, lounge bar and public bar. For your convenience the hotel is Dog friendly. The Kirkwall Hotel is the perfect base to relax and forget about the stresses of everyday life, whether fine dining in our restaurant or a snack lunch in our lounge bar, a reviving coffee or something with a little more sustenance! A glass or two of wine, award wining Orkney ales or a dram or two of Orkneys famous whiskies.

Address: The Kirkwall Hotel, Harbour Street,, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW151LF

Phone: 01856 872 232 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (1)Avalon Guest House
Accommodation
Avalon Guest House
Come visit us and check out our lovely Guest House and quaint comfy rooms. Each room is personally decorated. Graded 4 **** by Visit Scotland.
Only 20 minutes walk from the historic town centre of Kirkwall while offering a quiet location with views across Kirkwall Bay.
View a 360° tour

Address: Avalon Guest House, Carness Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1UE

Phone: 01856 871097 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Stromness Marina
Marinas
Stromness Marina
Stromness is a picturesque and bustling small town, shaped by the sea. Yards from the historic harbour, the winding streets lead to a range of eateries, local craft shops and galleries.
The Orkney Folk Festival, held in Stromness every May, is a highlight in both the Orkney and Scottish Folk calendars. Performers and visitors from all over the world come to soak up the music, and, of course, the magical atmosphere.

Address: Stromness Marina, Ferry Road, Stomness, KW16 3BH

Phone: 01856 871313 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (1)Fern Valley Wildlife Centre
Cafes
Fernvalley is the most northerly wildlife centre in the UK, located in the stunning Orkney Islands in the far north of Scotland. The centre specialises in offering a safe, loving, forever home to animals that have been abused or abandoned. We also take in surplus animals that are looking for new homes from zoos and wildlife centres. We have a variety of animals here at the centre from geckos and snakes to mice and meerkats! Many of our animals have come to us through various rescue centres across the UK and at Fernvalley we offer them a home for life. We are proud to be the most northerly wildlife centre in the UK. So come and take a walk on the wild side with us and get up close and personal with a snake, take the tunnel into our meerkat enclosure for a unique view of our three little troublemakers, watch our spiny mice as they explore their runs or simply enjoy a slice of homemade cake and a fresh coffee in our cosy, country tearoom. Have fun and be inspired at Fernvalley Wildlife Centre

Address: Tingwall, Rendall, Orkney, KW15 2HB

Phone: 01856 751461 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (2)Birsay Bay Tea Room
Cafes, Catering, Takeaway Food, Yacht Hampers
Birsay Bay Tearoom is situated on the northerly tip of Orkney mainland and has panoramic views overlooking the Brough of Birsay and towards Marwick Head. A modern tearoom serving light lunches and snacks throughout the day. We also serve delicious home bakes, baked on the premises each day and there’s something for everyone! Our menu has been designed to make the most of the seasonal fresh local produce and all our food is prepared and cooked fresh each day. Where are we? Take the turning to the Birsay village, going past the majestic Earl's Palace on your left, the historic St Magnus Church on your right, over the old stone bridge and keep going for around a quarter of a mile. The Tearoom is located at the end of the road, tucked in behind the greenhouses of Birsay Tomatoes. Look out for and follow our signs!

Address: Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2LX

Phone: 01856 721399 - Email - Website - Map
Bars & Inns, Corporate Events, Restaurants, Wifi
Busters Diner
Busters American style Kirkwall diner offers a varied menu which includes options for kids and a well stocked bar which offers traditional Orkney beers. View a 360° tour

Address: 1Mounthoolie Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1JZ

Phone: 07813 328390 - Email - Map
Cafes
Orkney’s largest indoor soft play area. Located in Wellpark Garden Centre, fun for all the family from 0-12 years, built over 3 levels.

Address: Mill Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NE

Phone: 01856 874203 - Email - Website - Map
Bars & Inns, Corporate Events, Entertainment, Restaurants, Wifi
Helgis
Helgis design takes inspiration from Orkney’s Viking past, a traditional pub with a slate floor and wooden panelled walls, it’s small but perfectly formed. The ground floor bar is well stocked with draft and bottled beers, wines and spirits plus a good selection of malts. Helgi's is strictly over 18's only. Helgi’s Head Cook and his team serve quality comfort food of the home cooking variety, using as much local produce as possible. Meals are available daily from 12-9pm Mon–Sat and 12.30-9pm Sundays. Helgi's is strictly over 18's only. Accepted forms of ID - Passport or European Driving Licence. For those not holding either forms of ID - please contact us prior to your visit. We offer free wi-fi.

Address: 14 Harbour Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1LE

Phone: 01856 879293 - Email - Website - Map
Bars & Inns
The Bothy Bar provides a cosy atmosphere for unwinding and catching up with friends.
Traditional Orkney ales, whiskies, soft drinks and coffees are all available all day. Come along and look at memorabilia of by-gone days or join in with the local musicians who feature regularly on Sunday evenings. Bothy Bar over 18s only.

Address: Mounthoolie Lane, Kirkwall, KW15 1JZ

Phone: 01856 876000 - Email - Website - Map
Gift Shops
Founded in 1859 by the great-great-grandfather of the current owner, it started life offering ‘continental produce and imported wines’ – still a passion. Since the 1960s it’s been best known as a specialist in high quality gifts, including our own Ola Gorie jewellery. In 1997 we added designer clothes and accessories to the mix, reflecting owner Ingrid Tait’s background as a textile designer with her own Tait & Style label. “Started on the basis that good service is the first base of efficient service, this house has continued that excellent policy down to the present day. Courteous and efficient service backed by sound experience, indeed make it a pleasure to shop here.” The Traveller, c1920.

Address: 7-15 Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DH

Phone: 01856 888790 - Email - Website - Map
Accommodation
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
Details & Reviews (0)Bruce’s Stores
Off Licence
Bruces Stores located in Victoria Street, Kirkwall is a licensed grocer also offering key cutting, sharpening, locksmith service as well as fresh sandwiches, rolls, ready meals, homebakes & puddings. Malt whisky, Highland Park, local beer, freshly made sandwiches, bakes and ready meals from our kitchen. Ice cream, local bread and a wide range of other food.

Address: 55 Victoria Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DN

Phone: 01857 677 373 - Email - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Deyanov Dental
Doctors
Complete Dental Care Services in Orkney At Deyanov Dental our aim is to provide a comfortable environment in which you and your family can receive the very best dental care available. We pride ourselves on being a patient orientated dental practice, meaning that where possible we use simple, conservative measures to prevent you from developing a serious dental problem that may require more complex treatment.

Address: 11C Broad Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DH

Phone: 01856 877118 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Harbour View Restaurant
Accommodation
Harbour View Restaurant Our Harbour View Restaurant and Lounge Bar are very popular with locals, visitors and hotel guests. We create a relaxed atmosphere with a professional service, whether you are on business, a mini break or family holiday.

Address: Kirkwall Hotel, Harbour Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1LE

Phone: 01856 872232 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)The Willows Coffee Shop
Cafes
willows coffee shop logo Located within Wellpark Garden Centre in Kirkwall, Orkney we have a coffee shop called the Willows Coffee Shop. The Willows is a modern coffee shop which has gained an excellent reputation since opening early 2004. We pride ourselves in using Fresh Local Produce whenever possible. In 2004 The Willows won the Taste of Orkney Best Lunch Award and in 2014 the Taste of Orkney Special Award for Continued Excellence. We have a large menu offering a selection of paninis, bagels, wraps and salads with a large range of home bakes fresh everyday, made on site by our experienced bakers. We are open 7 days, all year round. We are open Mon - Sat 10am - 4pm (Serving hot food until 3pm) Sunday 12 noon - 4pm (Serving hot food until 3pm) Disabled Access is available.

Address: Mill street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NE

Phone: 01856 874203 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (1)Kirkwall Marina
Marinas
Kirkwall Marina
Kirkwall marina is an all year facility located within the harbour, just yards from the visitor attractions of this ancient port. Our Marina Staff will welcome you and give you information on local attractions and facilities.
There are many local shops, hotels and restaurants close by where you will find warm Orcadian hospitality and fresh local produce. Highland Park and Scapa Distilleries, the most northerly whiskey distilleries in Britain, are also within walking distance.
Orkney Sailing Club, located across the harbour from the Marina, welcomes all visitors to the port of Kirkwall whether in a visiting yacht or just a tourist in the Islands.

Address: Kirkwall Marina, Shore Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1LG

Phone: 01856 871313 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Williamson’s Pharmacy
Chemist
Sutherland's: Pharmacies you can depend on when you need them most. Healing all your ailments and setting your mind at ease. Make contact and get in touch with one of our 6 branches today. Sutherland's are your friendly local pharmacy, providing all your pharmaceutical needs and more across 6 branches. We have been established for over 50 years, and continue to provide all the medical advice and supplies the communities we serve need, combined with excellent customer service.

Address: 16 Traill Street, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8EJ

Phone: 01847 892 016 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Celina Rupp Jewellery
Jewellery
About Celina Celina has lived in Orkney for the majority of her life and now lives in the Parish of Holm with her family. Celina has gained much of her experience from working within the jewellery trade, learning the fine skills required for her hand crafted pieces. It is the breathtaking landscape of the Orkney Islands, which gives her the inspiration for her unique collections. Her inspiration comes mainly from the beautiful and stunning scenery which surrounds her. Amongst other things, Celina is heavily inspired by the dramatic seas around Orkney, for which the island is renowned. Sailing boats and in particular the traditional Orkney Yole also play a large part in Celina’s designs. The beautiful Italian Chapel, built during the second world war by the Italian prisoners, has been a fascination for Celina and has now been incorporated into one of her key pieces. Celina’s collection aims to inspire you, as much as she is inspired by Orkney and its Celtic backdrop.

Address: Clovelly, Holm, Orkney, KW17 2RU

Phone: 01856 781770 - Email - Website - Mobile: 07719632388 - Map
Gift Shops
Our Story I bought my first 3 breeding Zwartbles from Danny McArthy who is the stockman at Longoe farm , at Castle of Mey, Caithness- (The Queen Mother’s Highland Farm) (Pentland Flock ) so, to keep the theme I called mine ‘the Copinsay flock. They are a striking looking sheep, black with a white blaze, originating from Holland, they are really easy to manage and are excellent mothers. Jean Tulloch asked me what like their wool would be to spin, so she sent the first fleeces to the North Ronaldsay mini-mill. ‘What are we going to do with the wool’ Jean asked….I think we’ll knit socks Jean. Me mother usually gave us all socks at Christmas which came from ‘baxters bonny socks’ but they had stopped making them, so I thought we could make wur own ! Jean had this sock knitting machine which her mother had used in North Ronaldsay, so of course I had to have one o them as weel. I was lucky enough to acquire one from England which is over 100 years old and very ornate, but it works perfectly Orkney tweed Loom It soon became obvious that I was never going to manage to knit socks to use up all the wool the sheep was going to produce so I thought I would see if I could get some rugs made. I contacted Jamiesons Spinning Mill in Shetland to see if it could be done and they said yes, but I would have to send up at least 200 kilos of raw wool before they could process it. So I managed to source some more black wool from other farmers and I added some white wool as well and shipped 650 kilos to Shetland. So Orkney Tweed was born.

Address: 23 Victoria Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DN

Phone: 01856 872063 - Email - Website - Map
Bars & Inns
The Albert Hotel in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, UK is ideally situated in the centre of Kirkwall, offering modern, boutique style hotel rooms with luxury furnishings and a contemporary design whether you are looking for a weekend leisure break or are staying for business. Stylish en-suite rooms in the historic heart of Kirkwall, it’s our aim to make your stay with us as comfortable and relaxing as possible…

Address: Mounthoolie Lane, Mounthoolie Place, KW151JZ

Phone: 01856 876000 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Skerries Bistro
Corporate Events, Restaurants, Wifi
Skerries Bistro is a bespoke glass building located 80 metres from the cliff with stunning views across the Pentland Firth.
Carole & Hamish, who run the restaurant share the same passion of using the freshest local food and ingredients and presenting dishes as simply as possible.
We serve a range of food but our speciality is fresh Orkney shellfish and fish. We use locally sourced sustainable ingredients and support local suppliers wherever possible. As a result, our menu slowly evolves through the season.

Address: Skerries Bistro, Saint Margaret's Hope, Orkney, KW172RW

Phone: 01856 831605 - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Harray Potter Ltd
Gift Shops, Retail Outlets, Something Special
Harray Potter Ltd
Visit our Pottery and Shop in Harray Orkney, watch us throw pots and choose from our full range of pots, plates mugs, jugs and much more! master potter Andrew Appleby, the original Harray Potter! Fursbreck Pottery Orkney is a family business where we make and sell pottery. Andrew’s debut novel ‘Skara‘ in his Neolithic series ‘New Life for Orkney‘ is now available to purchase in paperback or eBook format. View a 360° tour

Address: Fursbeck Pottery, Harday, Orkney, KW17 2JR

Phone: 01856771419 - Email - Website - Map
Cafes, Provisions, Takeaway Food
W I Rendall is a general store with a café, in Pierowall village, Westray. The shop supplies groceries and hardware to the island of Westray.

Address: Pierowall, Westray, KW172DH

Phone: 01857 677389 - Email - Website - Map
Provisions
At the Post Office in JCT you can carry out your (UK) banking: ~ Cash Withdrawals ~ Cash & cheque deposits ~ Check your balance And much more - please ask at the Post Office Counter

Address: Cedar Cottage, Pierowall, KW17 2DH

Phone: 01857 677373 - Email - Map
Details & Reviews (2)The Brig Larder
Delicatessen, Off Licence, Provisions, Retail Outlets, Something Special, Takeaway Food, Yacht Hampers
The Brig Larder provides fine food and personal service, helping you to enjoy the best produce Orkney has to offer, right in the heart of Kirkwall town centre. We are committed to supporting local producers and to showcasing Orkney's premium products, alongside speciality foods from further afield. Our unique offering is designed to meet the needs of a discerning public, who want high quality, fresh food from reliable, traceable suppliers. We are passionate about high quality food, blending the best of traditional and modern production methods. We hope you share our enthusiasm and help us to support Orkney's local producers. The Brig Larder can be found at: 1 Albert Street Kirkwall KW15 1HP 01856 873146

Address: 1 Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney Isles, KW17 1HP

Phone: 01856 872 417 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (3)The Standing Stones Hotel
When you stand in the garden of our beautiful Orkney Islands Hotel and take a look across the loch, you stand on the edge of one of the world's most beautiful and unique landscapes. The image of this will stay with you forever and as a hotel, Standing Stones is proud to be a part of this.
Overlooking the Loch of Stenness, Standing Stones is one of the most perfect hotels as a starting point for exploring all of Orkney and what it has to offer. Set back from the main Stromness to Kirkwall road, the views overlooking the loch from our hotel are absolutely stunning, from the midsummer sunsets to winter horizons.
From our hotel's beautiful gardens, you can look across to the Loch of Stenness and see the heart of Neolithic Orkney. Recognising its outstanding universal value and heritage, the principal archaeological sites in the area were inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1999. Standing Stones Hotel is just eleven miles from Kirkwall and three miles from Stromness, making us the ideal hotel choice with 17 excellent, well-appointed bedrooms, offering you the comfort and service you are looking for whatever the purpose of your visit to Orkney.

Address: The Standing Stones Hotel, Stenness, Stromness, Orkney, KW163JX

Phone: 01856 850449 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Sutherland’s Phamacy
Chemist
Sutherland’s Phamacy
Sutherland's: Pharmacies you can depend on when you need them most. Healing all your ailments and setting your mind at ease. Make contact and get in touch with one of our 6 branches today. Sutherland's are your friendly local pharmacy, providing all your pharmaceutical needs and more across 6 branches. We have been established for over 50 years, and continue to provide all the medical advice and supplies the communities we serve need, combined with excellent customer service.

Address: 74 Victoria Street, Stromness, Orkney, KW16 3BS

Phone: 01856 850338 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Sutherland’s Pharmacy
Chemist
Sutherland’s Pharmacy
Sutherland's: Pharmacies you can depend on when you need them most. Healing all your ailments and setting your mind at ease. Make contact and get in touch with one of our 6 branches today. Sutherland's are your friendly local pharmacy, providing all your pharmaceutical needs and more across 6 branches. We have been established for over 50 years, and continue to provide all the medical advice and supplies the communities we serve need, combined with excellent customer service.

Address: 13 Trail Street, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 8EJ

Phone: 01847 892011 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Skipper’s Bar
Bars & Inns
Skippers Bar is a traditional pub on the harbour front, in the centre of Kirkwall, serving quality food, drinks, music & entertainment. The welcoming atmosphere makes it the perfect place to meet friends, relax and enjoy the informal surroundings, whilst sampling the extensive range of food, drinks, wine & cocktails.

Address: Kirkwall Hotel, Harbour Street, Kirkwall , Orkney, KW15 1LE

Phone: 01856 872232 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Sutherland’s Pharmacy
Chemist
Sutherland’s Pharmacy
Sutherland's: Pharmacies you can depend on when you need them most. Healing all your ailments and setting your mind at ease. Make contact and get in touch with one of our 6 branches today. Sutherland's are your friendly local pharmacy, providing all your pharmaceutical needs and more across 6 branches. We have been established for over 50 years, and continue to provide all the medical advice and supplies the communities we serve need, combined with excellent customer service.

Address: 43 Victoria Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DN

Phone: 01856 888895 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Lynnfield Hotel
Bars & Inns
The Lynnfield is a small country-house hotel, looking northwards over Orkney’s capital, to Kirkwall Bay and the north isles beyond. We offer beautifully furnished accommodation, with each room being unique and carefully decorated. We are also renowned for the exceptional food which is presented from our restaurant, perfect for a romantic meal whilst looking over the Orkney countryside. The accommodation at The Lynnfield hotel consists of ten, fully fitted bedrooms and suites, meaning we can give individual attention to all our guests. On the other hand, if you want to be left in peace during your stay, that is in plentiful supply here. All of the hotels bedrooms are spacious and tastefully decorated, furnished with antique beds and complemented by very modern en-suites. You won’t find better accommodation throughout Kirkwall, or indeed the whole of Orkney. Our wood-panelled lounge provides the ideal space within the hotel to relax. If the peat fire and comfy sofas aren’t relaxing enough, choose a soothing dram from our extensive range of malt whiskies – over 360 at last count, including many rare expressions of Highland Park, Britain’s most northerly distillery, and our closest neighbour. Our restaurant offers fine views over Kirkwall, but more importantly food of exceptional quality from the comfort of the hotel. Built on a commitment to using the finest local produce, including beef, seaweed-fed lamb, fish, shellfish and much more – our talented head chef, Lorna Reid, creates dishes that are light, elegant, yet full of flavour. Our restaurant also offers a 70-bin wine list offers the widest, highest quality choice in Orkney. If you’re looking for a relaxing stay at a hotel offering exceptional quality accommodation in Kirkwall or Orkney, contact us today to arrange your booking.

Address: Holm Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1SU

Phone: 01856 872505 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Skaill House Apartments
Visitor Attractions
Skaill House Apartments Skaill House holiday accommodation comprises of two spacious self-catering apartments situated in a private wing of Skaill House - the finest mansion house in Orkney. Situated next to the stunning Bay of Skaill, and the Neolithic village of Skara Brae, our two four star holiday apartments are self-contained in the North Wing of Skaill house and form two sides of a sheltered courtyard. They have their own private entrance and access to a garden, and are ideal for family holidays beside the beach, or as a romantic venue for couples. Dogs are also very welcome here. Both Apartments have undergone major renovation work throughout the winter of 2016/2017. Extensive cosmetic and structural improvements have created a very high standard of accommodation, graded by Visit Scotland’s Quality Assurance Scheme as a strong four star. Holiday lets are available from Saturday to Saturday, and short breaks may be available during off-peak times or upon arrangement where possible. Skaill House has a well- stocked shop selling quality local food and drink, arts, crafts and books, and the nearby Skara Brae visitor centre has a lovely small restaurant serving meals throughout the day, seven days a week (April to October). Guests staying in the apartments have free access to Skaill House (by arrangement out of season), and get a 10% discount in the gift shop (excluding jewellery and alcohol). Both apartments have WiFi access, and use of a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is ample car parking space, a spacious lawned garden, a sheltered courtyard, and the beach and excellent coastal walks are only 200 metres away. All bed linen and towels are provided and weekly cleaning, electricity and fuel costs are included in the price of your stay. There is also enough space to store bikes and other outdoor equipment if an outdoors holiday is on your agenda. View a 360° tour

Address: Skaill House, Sandwick, Orkney, KW16 3LR

Phone: 01856 841501 - Email - Website - Map
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