Orkney Isles

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Weather & Tides
weather
Today - Sunny Intervals
Maximum: 14C, Minimum: 9C
Wind: 17mph Northerly, Visibility: Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 04:12 BST, Sunset: 22:07 BST
weather
Friday - Light Cloud
Maximum: 14C, Minimum: 10C
Wind: 14mph Westerly, Visibility: Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 04:11 BST, Sunset: 22:09 BST
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Saturday - Sunny Intervals
Maximum: 14C, Minimum: 10C
Wind: 18mph Westerly, Visibility: Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 04:10 BST, Sunset: 22:11 BST
DateEventTimeHeight
Thu 30 MayHigh Tide02:442.95m
Thu 30 MayLow Tide09:160.88m
Thu 30 MayHigh Tide15:582.66m
Thu 30 MayLow Tide21:361.37m
Fri 31 MayHigh Tide03:592.91m
Fri 31 MayLow Tide10:290.84m
Fri 31 MayHigh Tide17:162.68m
Fri 31 MayLow Tide22:501.33m
Sat 1 JunHigh Tide05:162.94m
Sat 1 JunLow Tide11:370.77m
Sat 1 JunHigh Tide18:292.77m
Sat 1 JunLow Tide23:561.23m
Sun 2 JunHigh Tide06:293.04m
Sun 2 JunLow Tide12:380.7m
Sun 2 JunHigh Tide19:202.91m
Sun 2 JunLow Tide00:551.09m
Mon 3 JunHigh Tide07:213.17m
Mon 3 JunLow Tide13:310.65m
Mon 3 JunHigh Tide20:053.07m
Tue 4 JunLow Tide01:480.93m
Tue 4 JunHigh Tide08:113.29m
Tue 4 JunLow Tide14:190.63m
Tue 4 JunHigh Tide20:453.22m
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Comments (20)
27/09/2023 @ 7:34 pm
HG CREW
Orkney Isles
Re: Can yousee the Northern Lights from the Orkney Islands?
There have been many sightings of the The aurora borealis (Northern Lights) from the Orkney Isles.
25/09/2023 @ 11:25 am
Ben Holdsworth
Orkney Isles
Is it possible to see the Northern Lights from the Orkney Islands?
10/07/2023 @ 9:08 am
HG CREW
Visiting Orkney Islands
Hi Constance and Ben and thanks for taking the time out to add reviews to the businesses you visited. we are sure your comments will help other people when they visit these islands.
Best regards
Harbourguides Crew
03/07/2023 @ 8:39 am
Constance & Ben
Visiting Orkney Islands
We have recently visited the Orkney and Shetland Islands. As semms customery amongst your users to your guides we have left reviews on the businesses we visited on our tour. we hope they come in useful for future visitors to these fascinating islands.
we did use a tour guide on our visit, they were fantastic and made it interesting and educational. There are three tour guides featured on here and we are sure they are all excellent.
27/10/2022 @ 5:19 pm
Jo Jones
All types of accommodation to suit every budget can be found via www.orkney.com.
Bear in mind that if you are travelling with a family you may need to be with a vehicle in order to get to beaches, etc., as Stagecoach public transport is limited in certain areas.
Rental vehicles from the airport are via W R Tullock who are agents for Avis, Hertz, etc. There are other vehicle rental options, mostly in Kirkwall.
If you are arriving by ferry, bear in mind that there are various ports of entry to Orkney, so you may wish to choose that which is nearer your accommodation.
Foot passengers may wish to hire a Driver Guide as, otherwise, getting to all the important sites may prove difficult.
I act as both a Step-On Guide [in your vehiclle, assuming there is room for an extra passenger!] or as a Driver Guide for up to 4 passengers, operating as Personalised Orkney Tours:
www.facebook.com/TouristGuide.JoJones
02/03/2021 @ 1:45 am
Francis johnson
Visiting Orkney
We are looking into visiting the Orkney Islands this year and as we have never been before we are doing a little research. We are a family of 5 two aduts and three children aged 6,8 and 14. We are looking for a hotel thats suitable for our family. Can you tell us a little bit about what to do to keep everyone happy? We are pretty sporting and normally spend a lot of time on the beach playing sports and swimming. This is going to be a different type of holiday, but one we are looking forward to.
Any tips or advice for us?
15/02/2021 @ 1:02 pm
Andrea L and Family
We have never been as far north as this before and we are now deciding on where to go on our holidays for 2021. We have had a good look through the information on here for the Orkney islands and on the guide for lerwick. They look very intersting places. Our main concerns are the distances to travel. We live in North Wales. We were planning to drive and use a car ferry to get to the islands. Is there a company that can arrange travel costs and times for the ferrys that would enable us to get to the Orkney Islands first where we plan to stay for a week then head off to Lerwick for anothger week before heading home. We plan to be aaway for around three weeks in total, and it would be in July this year.
Thanks Andrea
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 (152)
09/05/2024 @ 11:37 am
The Kirkwall Hotel by Sarah Connolly
The Kirkwall Hotel
Although we stayed on the boat, our friends stayed at The Kirkwall, so this was our meeting point. We ate here a couple of times and I have to say we were somewhat jealous when we had to head back to the boat and leave our friends in luxury. We are hoping to return to Orkney again and if so, we will be treating ourselves to a couple of nights luxury. A pleasant change from staying on the boat.
18/02/2024 @ 11:21 am
Personalised Orkney Tours by Janet Morris
Informative Friendly Considerate A fantastic day Thanks
13/02/2024 @ 9:30 am
Jollys of Orkney by Maureen Bak
I 'made up' a hamper for a present and both the recipient and myself were delighted with it. Having visited Orkney last summer and taking home several samples of Jolly produce, I knew I would not be disappointed.
The parcel was sent out on the date I had requested, arrived swiftly and the items were well packed and protected. It was my first order and I have recommended Jolly's to friends and family.
Excellent produce, fantastic customer service.
20/01/2024 @ 10:27 am
Harray Potter Ltd by Sam & Len Fenton
Harray Potter
You have to take the short drive to see Harray Potter. You can watch him weave his magic in the studio and buy some really unique peaces of pottery. A great experience.
20/01/2024 @ 10:24 am
Indian Garden by Sam & Len Fenton
Indian Garden
The best Indian restaurant on these beautiful islands. Eat in or takeaway both top quality Indian cuisine.
19/01/2024 @ 9:56 am
Albert Hotel by Sue & Baz
Albert Hotel
A really nice comfortable hotel ideally located in the centre of Kirkwall close to all the shops and amenities. It has a bar restaurant attached to it (The Neuk) that is a large bar restaurant serving really good food at sensible prices. It is privately owned, so you get that extra special service that cant be replicated by these hotels that are part of large groups.
19/01/2024 @ 9:47 am
The Kirkwall Hotel by Karen & Stu
The Kirkwall Hotel
We visited the Kirkwall Hotel for an evening meal in the bar area. We were really impressed that they were dog friendly. The menu is pretty typical bar restaurant food, but just that little bit better. Well worth a visit.
18/01/2024 @ 10:13 am
Auld Motor Hoose by Lez & Juan
Auld Motor Hoose
Wow! What a find. If you fancy a pub with lots of atmosphere and you are into motors, this is without a doubt the place for you. As you can see from the photos, there's lots of motoring memorabilia to look at. Good staff and clientele. We came here most nights on our trip.
18/01/2024 @ 10:07 am
Personalised Orkney Tours by Helen & John
Personalised Orkney Tours
We have booked a cruise for this summer and one of the stops is in Orkney. Do you pick up from the terminal?
17/01/2024 @ 10:15 am
Birsay Bay Tea Room by Alison & Carl
Birsay Bay Tea Room
We have just looked at Birsay tea room on Google and ot states that its temporally closed? is this just because its out of season? We really enjoyed the food there when we were last in Orkney and we hope to return in March. Will it be open by then and if so will it be the same lady?
17/01/2024 @ 10:09 am
Craigies Taxis by J & L
Craigies Taxis
We pre-booked a cab foe half a day on our visit by cruise ship. Our driver picked us up and took us to the different locations we had chosen. The guy obviously new the area inside out and made the day very enjoyable and educational
16/01/2024 @ 9:28 am
The Willows Coffee Shop by Lynda B
The Willows Coffee Shop
This is a really good cafe/coffee shop situated within a large garden center (Wellpark Garden Centre) There's plenty of seating area and is frequented by locals as the prices and service are very good.
16/01/2024 @ 9:24 am
J C Tulloch by Lynda B
J C Tulloch
A surprisingly well stocked supermarket for such a small island. All the usual you would expect on the mainland. It has an adjoining Post Office and a good selection of wines aqnd spirits.
15/01/2024 @ 10:42 am
Pierowall Fish Ltd by Samantha & Gaz
Jacks Fish & Chips Westray
As far as I know this is the only chippy on the island, and its a good one. The family owned business specialise in fish so the fish is as fresh as you can get anywhere. Its not open every day of the week, or wasn't when we were there, but it was out of season.
15/01/2024 @ 10:40 am
Jacks Fish & Chips by Samantha & Gaz
Jacks Fish & Chips Westray
As far as I know this is the only chippy on the island, and its a good one. The family owned business specialise in fish so the fish is as fresh as you can get anywhere. Its not open every day of the week, or wasn't when we wre there, but it was out of season.
15/01/2024 @ 10:34 am
Pierowall Hotel by Samantha & Gaz
Pierowall Hotel Westray
The best hotel and restaurant on Westray. Nice pub with pool table and the food dished up is first class. It overlooks the seafront and has outside seating whether permitting.
15/01/2024 @ 10:32 am
Pierowall Hotel Restaurant by Samantha & Gaz
Pierowall Hotel Westray
The best hotel and restaurant on Westray. Nice pub with pool table and the food dished up is first class. It overlooks the seafront and has outside seating whether permitting.
11/01/2024 @ 9:15 am
W I Rendall by Sally Webster
W I Rendall
We didn't realise there was a cafe in here until we saw the photo tour. We popped in to have a look and returned every day for the rest of our stay. It's good wholesome food at very affordable prices. A really good find.
11/01/2024 @ 9:10 am
Richans Retreat by Sally Webster
Richans Retreat
A convenient little cafe shop close to the ferry terminal and as the previous person commented, it really is steeped in history. well worth calling in for a coffee or to buy a keepsake to take home.
10/01/2024 @ 9:57 am
Westraak Tours by L & J
Westraak Tours
We are just in the process of planning our summer trip and we think we are going to re-visit Westray and some of the other islands around Orkney and Shetland. Our last visit to Westray was very enjoyable and Karen & Andy were the main reason for this. They really do make you feel so welcome and we enjoyed their company. Hope to see you again this summer
09/11/2023 @ 9:16 am
Indian Garden by Jess & Leonard
Indian Garden
There's only a couple of Indian Restaurants in Kirkwall and the Indian Garden is definitely the best. We had a takeaway and took it back to our self catering cottage. it was delightful and then Madras was pretty spicy. there was plenty of it and we re-heated the following day. Top Indian food ten out of ten from us.
09/11/2023 @ 9:11 am
Harray Potter Ltd by Jess & Leonard
Harray Potter Orkney
What a great place to visit. There's lots of beautiful pottery hand thrown by the owner who's name is Andrew (Not Harry). Not only is he great at pottery, but also very steeped in the goings on in Orkney and if not busy will be willing to share his knowledge with you. He also has a nice range of ceramic jewellery. Great place to get a keepsake of Orkney from.
08/11/2023 @ 8:55 am
The Kirkwall Hotel by Gez
The Kirkwall Hotel
we were part of a large group that had traveled the length of the country and were immediately impressed with our accommodation. The staff were very helpful and seemed to understand our long journey. the check in went smoothly and quickly. The bar area is very luxurious and comfortable. The prices are reasonable. The location is ideal for the little town of Kirkwall and it overlooks the sea and the ferry terminal, so if you have a sea view there's plenty to look at. Would I stay here again? 100% yes.
08/11/2023 @ 8:45 am
Auld Motor Hoose by Debbie & Colin Hough
Auld Motor Hoose
A real theme pub with the emphasis being on motors (Hence the name) Lots of motoring memorabilia displayed. It kept Colin occupied for quite some time. The pub is pretty vibrant and is frequented by locals and curious visitors to Orkney. You can normally strike up a conversation with one of the friendly locals, or maybe have a game of darts with them. A must visit if staying in or near Kirkwall.
07/11/2023 @ 9:25 am
Personalised Orkney Tours by HG CREW
Personalised Orkney Tours
Hi Sandra
Give Personalised Orkney Tours a call and either Jo or her son will give you expert advice as to when is the best time for you.
07/11/2023 @ 9:21 am
Birsay Bay Tea Room by Sharon & Tony Kelly
Birsay Bay Tea Room
We took a trip out to Birsay and called in Birsay Bay Tea Room. What a lovely cafe with nice views of the sea. The food was lovely, but the specialties have to be the home baked cakes. Leave plenty of room for one when eating your main course, or take a few away with you. Absolutely delightful.
06/11/2023 @ 8:29 am
The Willows Coffee Shop by Sarah Johnson
The Willows Coffee Shop
A nice cafe situated in Wellpark Garden Centre that serves nice food at more affordable prices than on the high street. It has a varied menu and plenty of seating area. There's also plenty to look at strolling around the garden centre itself and if you have young children there's a play area specifically for them. Well worth a visit when in Orkney.
06/11/2023 @ 8:24 am
Wellpark Garden Centre by Steve Mally
Wellpark Garden Centre
Quite a large garden centre with a separate soft play area for children and a cafe that serves up some great food.
05/11/2023 @ 9:01 am
Taylor’s Rest Chalets by Steve Mally
Taylor’s Rest Chalets
Two beautiful cottages in a secluded location close to Kirkwall on the Orkney Islands. There are two cottages, both fitted out to the highest standard, with hot tubs, Barbecues, large garden area etc. (See photos on the 360 tour above) Large parking area. Great for families.
05/11/2023 @ 8:55 am
Pierowall Fish Ltd by Sarah & Chris
Pierowall Fish Westray, Orkney
Love this island, it has everything you need and the fact that it has a chippy that sells the freshest fish you are going to find is an added bonus. Its situated in Pierowall and its a nice walk from Westray Marina. You can also buy fresh fish from their shop.
05/11/2023 @ 8:53 am
Jacks Fish & Chips by Sarah & Chris
Jacks Fish & Chips Westray, Orkney
Love this island, it has everything you need and the fact that it has a chippy that sells the freshest fish you are going to find is an added bonus. Its situated in Pierowall and its a nice walk from Westray Marina. You can also buy fresh fish from their shop.
04/11/2023 @ 9:09 am
J C Tulloch by Sam Brad & Scotty
J C Tulloch
Surprisingly for a small island there is a choice of two small supermarkets in Pierowall (Possibly more but we only saw two) As well as general provisions, J C Tulloch has a well stocked off licence and a Post Office. As you can see from the photos, it stocks all the essentials you are likely to need.
04/11/2023 @ 9:03 am
Pierowall Hotel Restaurant by Steve HG Crew
Pierowall Hotel Restaurant Westray
Lovely location with sea view. My room was very comfortable with all modern facilities. The food served is great and I didn't need to go anywhere else to eat. The bar area has a pool table as you can see from the photos and the locals frequent the bar and restaurant. All in all a great place to stay, eat and drink.
04/11/2023 @ 8:59 am
Pierowall Hotel by Steve HG Crew
Pierowall Hotel Westray
Lovely location with sea view. My room was very comfortable with all modern facilities. The food served is great and I didn't need to go anywhere else to eat. The bar area has a pool table as you can see from the photos and the locals frequent the bar and restaurant. All in all a great place to stay, eat and drink.
03/11/2023 @ 10:15 am
W I Rendall by Heather & Bill Sharp
W I Rendall
There are two really well stocked small stores/"supermarkets" on Westray and W I Rendall is one of them. Both carry all the essentials. We used this one as it has a cafe that we used to come for our lunch whilst shopping for the boat.
03/11/2023 @ 10:10 am
Richans Retreat by Heather & Bill Sharp
Richans Retreat
An unusual little cafe selling oddments very close to the Westray to Kirkwall ferry terminal. There isn't anything else around there, and we wouldn't have called in if we hadn't seen it on this guide. It is steeped in maritime history as the lady who owns it explained about the person "Richan" who was a privateer many years ago and quite a character.
Made for an interesting couple of hours whilst waiting for the ferry.
02/11/2023 @ 8:49 am
Westraak Tours by HG CREW
Westraak Tours
Hi Laura & Steve
This section is more for reviews rather than inquiries. Best way to find out is to contact them direct or visit their website. All their details are on this page. In the meantime we hope you have a great time in the Orkney Isles and enjoy the tours.
02/11/2023 @ 8:46 am
Westraak Tours by Laura & Steve
Westraak Tours
Ir it just Westray that you do the tours on? We are coming over after Christmas, but staying in Stromness and hoping to visit Westray as part of a tour.
02/11/2023 @ 8:43 am
Craigies Taxis by Sandra Chesterton
Craigies Taxis Orkney
Looked after us really well on our visit. Turned upon time and courteous drivers.
04/10/2023 @ 7:06 pm
Lynnfield Hotel Restaurant by Dionysus Crew
Had to go on a three-week diet after eating around a dozen if their bloody sticky toffee puddings!! They should have a health warning on them as they are addictive. Joking apart it’s a great hotel bar and restaurant. But be warned about the pudding!!
04/10/2023 @ 7:05 pm
Lynnfield Hotel Restaurant by Sue Patterson & family
Really can’t fault the Lynnfield Hotel for food and service. We can’t comment on the rooms as we didn’t stay here (We were on a boat) but we did speak to other guests and they were all very complementary about the rooms and service.
04/10/2023 @ 7:04 pm
Lynnfield Hotel Restaurant by Colin & Debs
Fantastic rooms with all the modern equipment. Good size and well decorated. The staff are very attentive and chatty. We ate here on every night we stayed. We will definitely come again.
04/10/2023 @ 7:04 pm
Lynnfield Hotel Restaurant by Sharon, Pete & Clan
The food here is absolutely delicious and so are the views. Try and get a table near the window if possible.
04/10/2023 @ 7:03 pm
Lynnfield Hotel Restaurant by Carlton Group
All eight of us met at the hotel for a special occasion and all eight of us were delighted with just about everything. Probably one of the best selection of malts you will find on this planet. Great experience.!!
04/10/2023 @ 7:03 pm
Lynnfield Hotel Restaurant by Wendy & Robin Thompson (Yacht
Only a short walk from the harbour the Lynnfield Hotel has a varied menu with pretty much something to suit everyone. We ate here three times on our visit and Robin worked himself through a bottle or two of the excellent whiskies they serve, and I managed to get myself through a few bottles of their white wines. Oh, by the way the food is delicious.
04/10/2023 @ 7:02 pm
Lynnfield Hotel Restaurant by Ally and Kelsey (Fairwinds)
We did plan to come in and have a meal, but this place is very popular and has we hadn’t booked, we couldn’t get a table. We did stay for a drink or three though and were kept company by the hotels lovely dog. Next time we will be making a reservation and will review the food. It looked delicious.
04/10/2023 @ 7:01 pm
Lynnfield Hotel Restaurant by HG Crew
Hi Francis, Great to hear you are planning a visit to The Orkney Islands. The best way to contact the Lynnfield Hotel is to go direct. Their contact details are above. This is more of a review section and they may not see your post straight away.
Enjoy your trip to the Orkney Islands and let us know how you got on.
04/10/2023 @ 7:01 pm
Lynnfield Hotel Restaurant by Francis
Lynnfield Hotel
We are looking into visiting the Orkney Islands this year for a winter break and as we have never been before we are doing a little research. We are a family of 5 two aduts and three children aged 6,8 and 14. We are looking for a hotel thats suitable for our family. Can you tell us a little bit about what to do to keep everyone happy? We are pretty sporting and normally spend a lot of time playing sports and swimming. This is going to be a different type of holiday, but one we are looking forward to.
Any tips or advice for us?
04/10/2023 @ 6:53 pm
Lynnfield Hotel by Dionysus Crew
Had to go on a three-week diet after eating around a dozen if their bloody sticky toffee puddings!! They should have a health warning on them as they are addictive. Joking apart it’s a great hotel bar and restaurant. But be warned about the pudding!!
04/10/2023 @ 6:48 pm
Lynnfield Hotel by Sue Patterson & family
Really can’t fault the Lynnfield Hotel for food and service. We can’t comment on the rooms as we didn’t stay here (We were on a boat) but we did speak to other guests and they were all very complementary about the rooms and service.
04/10/2023 @ 6:43 pm
Lynnfield Hotel by Various
Colin & Debs
Fantastic rooms with all the modern equipment. Good size and well decorated. The staff are very attentive and chatty. We ate here on every night we stayed. We will definitely come again.

Sharon, Pete & Clan
The food here is absolutely delicious and so are the views. Try and get a table near the window if possible.

Carlton Group
All eight of us met at the hotel for a special occasion and all eight of us were delighted with just about everything. Probably one of the best selection of malts you will find on this planet. Great experience.!!

Wendy & Robin Thompson (Yacht Dolphin)
Only a short walk from the harbour the Lynnfield Hotel has a varied menu with pretty much something to suit everyone. We ate here three times on our visit and Robin worked himself through a bottle or two of the excellent whiskies they serve, and I managed to get myself through a few bottles of their white wines. Oh, by the way the food is delicious.

Ally and Kelsey (Fairwinds)
We did plan to come in and have a meal, but this place is very popular and has we hadn’t booked, we couldn’t get a table. We did stay for a drink or three though and were kept company by the hotels lovely dog. Next time we will be making a reservation and will review the food. It looked delicious.
03/10/2023 @ 3:58 pm
Lynnfield Hotel by HG crew
Hi Francis, Great to hear you are planning a visit to The Orkney Islands. The best way to contact the Lynnfield Hotel is to go direct. Their contact details are above. This is more of a review section and they may not see your post straight away.
Enjoy your trip to the Orkney Islands and let us know how you got on.
03/10/2023 @ 3:57 pm
Lynnfield Hotel by Francis
Lynnfield Hotel
We are looking into visiting the Orkney Islands this year for a winter break and as we have never been before we are doing a little research. We are a family of 5 two aduts and three children aged 6,8 and 14. We are looking for a hotel thats suitable for our family. Can you tell us a little bit about what to do to keep everyone happy? We are pretty sporting and normally spend a lot of time playing sports and swimming. This is going to be a different type of holiday, but one we are looking forward to.
Any tips or advice for us?
29/09/2023 @ 5:14 pm
Donaldsons of Orkney by Helen Francis
Donaldsons of Orkney
I agree totally with Cinthia and Bill. we stayed self catering when we were in Kirkwall and we used Donaldsons for all kinds of provisions. Very helpful and polite chatty staff.
28/09/2023 @ 7:46 pm
FernValley Wildlife Centre by HG Crew
FernValley Wildlife Centre
Great comments, our representative Steve is visiting Orkney next week. He'll show them your reviews.
27/09/2023 @ 8:14 am
FernValley Wildlife Centre by Gina & Shaun Bev
FernValley Wildlife Centre
We couldn't agree more than the comments Constance & Ben have posted about FernValley Wildlife Centre. Its so obvious that this business is born out of love for the animals and not driven by money. I urge anyone visiting Orkney Isles to take the time and visit this attraction. Young or old you will really enjoy your visit and some of the animals are real characters that will have you laughing and make your day. GO VISIT PLEASE!
27/09/2023 @ 8:06 am
Harray Potter Ltd by HG CREW
Harray Potter Orkney
Hi Sheila, and yes Harray Potter is still up and running and doing very well. In fact one of the Harbourguides Crew will be visiting the studio in October, so we will give you an update after our visit.
Thanks
HG Crew
25/09/2023 @ 10:03 am
Harray Potter Ltd by Sheila Thompson
Harray Potter Orkney
Great to see that Harray Potter is still up and running in Orkney. The last time we visited the Islands was 2021 and we brought a lot of Andrews pottery back to Sunderland. Planning another visit for 2024 and looking forward to meeting Andrew again Great character!
25/09/2023 @ 9:56 am
Orkney Tweed by Sharon & Greg Davies Family
Orkney Tweed
Shops like this are one of the reasons we visit places like Orkney. Its almost impossible to visit the shop without buying something, whether it be a gift or something for your self. Prices to suit all budgets.
25/09/2023 @ 9:50 am
Skaill House by 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.
21/09/2023 @ 4:26 pm
Craigies Taxis by Karen Hallmark (Southampton)
Craigies Taxis Orkney
Very reliable taxi service. Friendly drivers and they also offer tour guides of the islands.
21/09/2023 @ 4:24 pm
Ortak by Karen Hallmark (Southampton)
Ortak Orkney
Beatiful collection of handmade jewellery. Plenty of different styles to choose from.
01/09/2023 @ 9:05 am
Taylor’s Rest Chalets by Laura mambelli
Taylor’s Rest Chalets
I wanted to thank you for your wonderful welcome. Your chalet which we stayed in from 19th to 22nd August was perfect and made all the difference to the enjoyment of our wonderful holiday in Orkney. In the family we now call it "the most beautiful house I've ever seen", it was really great and the atmosphere was priceless, the location, the colours, the cleanliness, the care put into every detail...
We'd like to think we could go back, maybe this time if the weather helps us a bit more we might even try the whirlpool.
Thank you.
Laura
31/08/2023 @ 12:13 pm
Taylor’s Rest Chalets by Laura mambelli
Volevo ringraziarvi della vostra bellissima accoglienza. Il vostro chalet dove siamo stati dal 19 al 22 agosto scorso è stato perfetto e ha fatto la differenza nella piacevolezza della nostra bellissima vacanza nelle Orcadi. In famiglia ora la definiamo "la casa più bella che io abbia mai visto", si stava davvero benissimo e l'atmosfera era impagabile, la posizione, i colori, la pulizia, la cura messa in ogni dettaglio...
Ci piacerebbe pensare di poter tornare, magari questa volta se il tempo ci assiste un po' di più potremmo anche provare l'idromassaggio.
Grazie.
Laura
21/08/2023 @ 11:18 am
Indian Garden by HG CREW
Indian Garden Orkney
Hi Beth, to the best of our knowledge the Indian Garden is still up and running and still serving delicous Indian cuisine, if we here any different we will post here. Maybe try calling them by phone.
21/08/2023 @ 11:16 am
Indian Garden by Beth Andrews
Indian Garden Orkney
Is the Indian Garden still open? I have tried accessing their website and it is coming up with an error code? We want to book a table. Thanks.
11/07/2023 @ 9:35 am
Ortak by louse & Rob Fellows
Ortak Orkney
Beautiful bespoke jewellers in Kirkwall. Nearly everything in the shop is hand crafted by them at surprisinglyaffordable prices. If you want a unique peice of jewellery, either for yourself or a gift Ortak is deffinitely the place to go.
11/07/2023 @ 9:28 am
Skaill House by 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.
11/07/2023 @ 9:17 am
Sea Gear Supplies by Lance Gregson
Sea Gear Supplies Orkney
Welstocked chandlery. Quite commercial with lots of equipment for fishing vessels, but they still have a lot of stuff for us pleasure cruisers. They also ship parts to pretty much anywhere,so if you are travelling and find yourself in a more remote area with no chandlery they could probablyget the part to you.
10/07/2023 @ 9:44 am
Harray Potter Ltd by Constance & Ben
Harray Potter Orkney
Well, with a name like this we had to go and see what its all about, As it turns out Harray is the area and it is a pottery, hence the name Harray Potter. This is another gem of a place on these beautiful islands. The owner loves to have a chat and has a great knowledge of the islands that he was happy to share with us. If you are looking for a gift to take home or something for yourself to remind you of the visit, Harray Potter ticks all the boxes.
10/07/2023 @ 9:33 am
Orkney Tweed by Constance & Ben
Orkney Tweed
What a delightful shop! Its shops like this that make these islands so desirable. read the back story on their website, its a really interseting read. Although the shop itself is only small, its jam packed with goodies. One of the most popular items are the Orkney Tweed Bears. They are absolutely delightful and each one is individually named. OK, they are not the cheapest bears on the market, but probably the cutest. But if bears are not your choice, the shop offers many more items for sale, including fashion items, household goods etc. You can even buy the wool if you are into knitting. Beware though, once in the shop if one of those little bears catches you eye, it will be very difficult to leave without him.
10/07/2023 @ 9:20 am
FernValley Wildlife Centre by Constance & Ben
FernValley Wildlife Centre
We could write a whole chapter on FernValley Wildlife Centre. we left this place with our faith being restored in humanity. Family owned and run the centre caters for lots of animals at a great cost to the owners. We got the impression that they are not doing this for the money, but just for the love of the animals. It must be very difficult for them to keep it going, especially during and after Covid. I would strongly advise anyone visiting Orkney to make the short journey to the wildlife centre. A swell as having a great day out you will have contributed to the welfare of these animals. Well done to this wonderful family and the genuine care they have for the animals.
04/07/2023 @ 10:42 am
Skipper’s Bar by Constance & Ben
Skipper’s Bar
We probably spent more time in here than any other bar because if you want to watch sports, this is deffinitely the place to be. good size screens, enough atmosphere without being too roudy, and the food is spot on.
04/07/2023 @ 10:38 am
Harbour View Restaurant by Constance & Ben
Harbour View Restaurant
Our in-laws were staying at the Kirkwall Hotel, so we came in here a lot. Food, service, atmosphere, all very good and just what you wouls expect from an excellant hotel.
03/07/2023 @ 8:56 am
Helgis by Constance & Ben
Helgis Orkney Islands
This was probably the pub we visted most. It had the perfect blend of locals and tourists. It has a Viking vibe to it and is strictly for over 18s good hearty food at a very competative price. And rest assured you wont be bothered by screaming children running around.
03/07/2023 @ 8:51 am
Indian Garden by Constance & Ben
Indian Garden Orkney
Ben loves currys more than I do, so we always have to have an Indian when we are away. I am no exoert on them, but my husband is and he rated this restaurant as one of the best Indians he had eaten. High praise as he has visited hundreds of Indian restaurants. So although I can't comment as I didn't eat there my husband gives it 10 out of 10 and still talks about it now.
03/07/2023 @ 8:44 am
The Bothy Bar by Constance & Ben
The Bothy Bar
Part of the Albert Hotel this well run bar serves really good food at very reasonable prices. It didn't need to book but dont know weather this is always the case. We ate here during the day and did plan to have another meal one evening, however we didnt get round to it. I'm sure it would have been just as good though. Well worth visiting for a meal or just a drink or two.
09/06/2023 @ 10:09 am
Donaldsons of Orkney by Cynthia & Bill
Such fantastic food! We felt spoilt for choice in this well stocked shop. the meat is great quality and there are good value deals available. The very nice lady in the shop told me the they make all their own bacon, sausages etc. and they have speciality haggis, which I sadly was unable to try on the occasion. They also have house made sandwiches and rolls, which were excellent. The black pudding and sausages made a fabulous breakfast, and we were happy that we could buy local eggs and other groceries there too. Well worth a visit.
27/10/2022 @ 4:24 pm
Personalised Orkney Tours by Sandra Ferguson
ORKNEY TOUR GUIDES
Orkney is on our list for places to go next year. When would you suggest is the best time of year to visit? We would be driving up from Sunderland.
22/10/2022 @ 2:56 pm
Personalised Orkney Tours by HG CREW
ORKNEY TOUR GUIDES
Great to hear that you enjoyed it. The feedback we get back regarding Personalised Orkney Tours is always positive. Very knowledgable and makes it very interesting.
22/10/2022 @ 12:41 pm
Personalised Orkney Tours by Jeremy Wilson
ORKNEY TOUR GUIDES
Jo Jones, at Personalised Orkney Tours, did us proud on Orkney at the end of last month. She was marvellous. Reviews on her do as much justice as mere words can. I can’t do better. And it is the experience itself which really counts. She is hugely knowledgeable, nothing is too much trouble, she is great company, and full of anecdotes - both official and unofficial - which bring Orkney and its history to life. We were told, before coming for a few days, albeit at the end of the season, that we must get a guide. So true. And especially in the hands of Jo, who shaped our itinerary for us, modified it as needed (weather and preference!), and ensured that we left Orkney alive to and revived by the story of this remarkable land and its inhabitants over the history of humankind. We were four - my wife and I and my cousin and his partner from Kenya - in a couple of campervans. Thank you so much, Jo! My wife and I in UK, we are coming back next summer (rented accomodation this time) for a still closer look. We cannot but ask her to take us to the next level!
02/08/2022 @ 11:55 am
Personalised Orkney Tours by HG CREW
Personalised Orkney Tours
Hi Tracey. Thanks for the enquiry. All the contact details and website information for Personalised Orkney Tours are in the advertorial above. The best way to get the information is to contact them directly. We are sure they will be happy to explain everything they offer.
Thanks
HG Crew
02/08/2022 @ 11:50 am
Personalised Orkney Tours by Tracey H
Personalised Orkney Tours
Just booked a last minute trip to Orkney. We have never visited before, so are planning a tour guide. Can you tell e what to expect, prices, length of tour etc.
Thanks
02/08/2022 @ 11:47 am
Michael Sinclair RPT Woodturner by Kieran Roberts
Michael Sinclair Woodturner Orkney
If you are looking for something unique to take home from Orkney, a trip to Michael Sinclairs is a good choice. All his pieces are individually made by him. Its obvious he has years of experience and enjoys his work. It has a showroom and a workshop. Its also set in beautiful surroundings. Well worth a visit.
02/08/2022 @ 11:42 am
Skipper’s Bar by Kieran Roberts
Skipper’s Bar Orkney
This is the barto come to if you want to watch sports, or play poole. It also dishes up some pretty tasty food as well. Its frequented by locals and visitors and is lively. one of the most popular bars on Orkney.
02/08/2022 @ 11:37 am
Helgis by Kieran Roberts
Helgis Bar Orkney
This Viking style bar/ restaurant is located on the front overlooking the harbour. Serves good food and has a varied selection of beers and whiskeys. It also has upstairs seating where the view is of the harbour. It is only small, so if you are going in to wat i would suggest contactin in advance.
02/08/2022 @ 11:30 am
The Neuk by Kieran Roberts
The Neuk Orkney
The Neuk is part of the Albert Hotel and is well run. Good choice of food and obviously drinks. Good choice for families and is children friendly.
02/08/2022 @ 10:55 am
Indian Garden by Kieran Roberts
Indian Garden
A really nice Indian restaurant witha seperate takeaway next door. If you are craving for some indian food on your visit to Orkney you will get your fix here.
14/04/2022 @ 8:34 am
Helgis by Tony D
Helgis Bar Orkney
Well located lively bar with friendly staff. Has a Viking feel to it. Good ales etc. Pretty much everything you wouldexpect from a well run Orkney bar.
12/03/2022 @ 9:45 am
Busters Diner by Tracey Roberts
Busters Diner
A pretty cool restaurant bar with an American theme. Good location in the centre of Kirkwall.
12/03/2022 @ 9:43 am
Indian Garden by Tracey Roberts
Indian Garden Indian restaurant
Top notch Indian restaurant with a seperate takeaway section. We ate in and the service was perfect as was the food. If Indian cuisine is your thing you are going to love it here.
12/03/2022 @ 9:40 am
Helgis by Tracey Roberts
Great bar with a viking theme to it. nice friendly staff and great views if you go upstairs.
18/12/2021 @ 5:51 pm
Michael Sinclair RPT Woodturner by Harbourguides Crew
Our crew member Steve Mallinson visited Michael's gallery and was very impressed. Fantastic woodworking skills and the finished articles are incredible
01/03/2021 @ 9:53 pm
The Neuk by Val Kinnon
Holidaying UK this year and Orkney islands seems to be our choice. never visited before and we are looking forward to it. We have been looking through some of the different hotels, bars restaurants, the normal. we like the look of the the Neuk so hope to see you. One of our group is a vegan, do you cater for this?
15/02/2021 @ 1:14 pm
Jollys of Orkney by Harbourguides Crew
Jollys of Orkney
Hi Andrea, most of the businesses dont reply to the comments as they are mainly used for reviews. For information like this, you would be better to contact them direct by phone or email.
The Harbourguides Crew member who visited Orkney last time used Jollys a lot and spoke very highly of the food etc.
Good luck and remember to tell them where you saw them.
15/02/2021 @ 1:10 pm
Jollys of Orkney by Andrea L and Family
Jollys of Orkney.
Just browsing through the information on the Orkney Isles, and "Jollys of Orkney" keeps popping up. We plan to visit sometime in July this year and then head off north to Lerwick. we will be driving and plan to stay in self catering accommodation. Do you have a menu for hampers. We plan to spend quite a lot of time traveeling and it would be helpful for us to take out good food for the day.
15/02/2021 @ 12:52 pm
The Neuk by Fi and The gang
We are planning our trip (Again) to Orkney and Lerwick. Last summers trip was cancelled, but nothing is going to stop us getting away this year. We are so looking forward to our holiday this summer and hope to see you in June
15/02/2021 @ 12:49 pm
The Bothy Bar by Fi and The gang
The Brothy Bar Orkney. Couldnt make it to the islands last summer for obvious reasons, but going to make up for it this year. We are looking forward to blowing the froth off a few in the Brothy Bar
23/03/2020 @ 2:50 pm
Hume Sweet Hume by Elizabeth Stead
Ordered a raspberry/dusky pink Passion flower corsage for my sisters birthday. Absolutely beautiful very unique she loves it
29/12/2019 @ 10:52 am
Helgis by Yat
Really good atmosphere here, with a very marine feel to the place. Very yacht friendly and a great place to go and have a few drinks and a chat.
25/12/2019 @ 9:57 am
The Neuk by Fi and The gang
Merry Christmas to all at the hotel and restaurant from Fiona and family. See you in the summer xx
25/12/2019 @ 9:54 am
Jollys of Orkney by Fi and The gang
Merry Christmas see you in the summer xx
25/12/2019 @ 9:52 am
Skipper’s Bar by Fi and The gang
Merry Christmas to all at Skippers bar. See you in 2020 xx
Fiona and family
25/12/2019 @ 9:47 am
The Brig Larder by Fi and The gang
Merry Christmas to all at the Brig Larder from Fiona and family. See you in the summer for more wine and provisions xx
25/12/2019 @ 9:45 am
The Bothy Bar by Fi and The gang
Merry Christmas from Fiona and family. We enjoyed the hospitality so much on our last trip here. We are planning to sail Orkney again this summer, so we look forward to more relaxing afternoon/ evenings in your lovely bar .
25/12/2019 @ 9:42 am
Helgis by Fi and The gang
Merry Christmas from Fiona and family. Looking forward to having a few more drinks this July on our return. Have a great Christmas xx
25/12/2019 @ 9:38 am
Harbour View Restaurant by Fi and The gang
Well its Christmas day and we are sat at home planning our summer hols around Orkney. We enjoyed our visit earlier this year so much that we cant wait to come back. The harbour View restaurant an hotel are where we had so much fun and relaxation and its great to look at the different places we visited and ate at. It brings back great memories. We will be back early July and hope to be making many more happy memories.
Merry Christmas
Fiona and family xx
23/12/2019 @ 4:39 pm
Sutherland’s Pharmacy Kirkwall by Marisa con familie
Good thinking to put pharmacy on the guide. We need one pronto one day and we see here in phone.
23/12/2019 @ 4:36 pm
Sea Gear Supplies by Derry and Sammy
Good chandler's for all kinds of heavy duty gear. They know a thing or two about anchor's and give good advice.
19/12/2019 @ 7:01 pm
Harbour View Restaurant by Corynth con Antonio
Of course we visit hers on visit. We no stay in the hotel but we eat and drink a lot here. We liked a much and meet different people. Very friendly and offer help and good education on the area.
19/12/2019 @ 6:56 pm
Busters Diner by Corynth con Antonio
We think we in Americas for one minute HAHAH! we joke, but we like the change of food and experience here. We like burgers and we ate burgers here. weboth think perfect and we want more next we come to these islands
19/12/2019 @ 6:53 pm
The Brig Larder by Corynth con Antonio
This is one more reason for our visit happy and comfortable when we visit. We liked so much the food to take with us on our next location. thank you and we tell other people who come to here for a visit to you. We love very much your island
19/12/2019 @ 6:48 pm
Helgis by Corynth con Antonio
We love the Viking theme to the establishment. we nunka see bar similar before. We take many photos angd good memories home. Thank you xx
19/12/2019 @ 5:50 pm
The Bothy Bar by Nomasporfa Crew
Great bar and hotel. everybody knows about yhis place. visit it early on your visit, because if not you will have missed out on a few great days and nights
14/10/2019 @ 11:32 am
Skipper’s Bar by My Way Crew
A good lively bar situated in the excellent Kirkwall Hotel. Everything you would expect from a bar attached to a good hotel. Food, service, drinks all good.
14/10/2019 @ 11:25 am
Helgis by My Way Crew
Nice atmospheric bar restaurant close to the marina. A viking inspired theme to this small but very well stocked bar.
Really worth a visit or two, (Or three or four, as was our case)
14/10/2019 @ 11:18 am
The Brig Larder by My Way Crew
Well, after reading all great the reviews on here we decided to come and see what all the fuss was about. And we wasn't disappointed. We brought so much back to the boat from here and as a previous person commented, it is the ideal place to stock the boat up with something a little bit different from the usual.
14/10/2019 @ 11:13 am
The Bothy Bar by My Way Crew
When in Kirkwall, a must place to frequent is the Bothy Bar. Great place for catching up over a drink or two. varied range of ales and spirits, many of them locally brewed or distilled. Plenty of locals frequent here as well as visitors, us included.
08/10/2019 @ 7:46 pm
Harbour View Restaurant by Nige and Jo Jackson (Nyja Crew
Lovely bar, restaurant in the Well known and superb Kirkwall Hotel. Good place to meet locals and get to know more about the area. Local knowledge and recommendations are always the best and we got lots if advice in here from locals and frequent visitors to Orkney. Can be nice and cosy, but with enough going on to keep you occupied. We really enjoyed our visits here.
08/10/2019 @ 7:38 pm
Skipper’s Bar by Nige and Jo Jackson (Nyja Crew
We came in here to watch some sports that Nige wanted to see. I wasnt looking forward to it, and nor was my two daughters. How wrong could we have been. Its a relatively busy place but really comfortable at the same time. Plenty to do here and we did come back a few times and will come back a few more no doubt on our next visit.
08/10/2019 @ 7:32 pm
Helgis by Nige and Jo Jackson (Nyja Crew
An ideally located bar restaurant near to the marina stocking lots of different ales. The food served is well above pub food standard and the menu pretty much has something to suit anybody. When in Orkney you will no doubt stumble across Helgis, make sure you dont just pass by, its well worth popping in.
01/10/2019 @ 9:04 pm
The Brig Larder by Sarah Benjamin with the crew
This is one establishment that we couldn't do without on our trip to Orkney. It is THE place to go fro provisions, Love the tag "Yacht Hampers" it is what it says, get a hamper and take it back to the boat. Just full of great local produce.
01/10/2019 @ 8:59 pm
The Bothy Bar by Sarah Benjamin with the crew
Great traditional British bar situated in the Albert Hotel. If you like to see the local history of an area, the Bothy Bar is steeped in it and has information on it all around the place. One of our regular haunts on our visit to Orkney and will continue to be so.
01/10/2019 @ 8:54 pm
Busters Diner by Sarah Benjamin with the crew
A great place to be if you like a really decent burger. Well our kids definitely love a good burger and they really loved it here. When we asked the question "Where do you want to eat tonight?" It was always Busters!! Normally a busy place, but the service was prompt and well worth the short wait.
we will come here again next year.
01/10/2019 @ 8:49 pm
Skipper’s Bar by Sarah Benjamin with the crew
A really lively bar that shows all the sports channels. They also serve great food. Locals and visitors seem to visit here. It really is the ideal place to come and watch live sporting events in a friendly lively atmosphere, with good food and drinks at hand.
23/08/2019 @ 9:34 am
The Brig Larder by Fenton Family & Crew
We found this when we searched for "Yacht Hampers" . what a great idea. we took quite a lot back to the boat and Sarah loved the fact that for once she didnt have to preparefood for us all. It was all done for her. Its definitely changed our outlook on preparing the boat for a passage. Get the Brig larder to prepare it all for you and enjoy the rest of the holiday.
Its really fresh local produce and delicious.
23/08/2019 @ 9:28 am
Helgis by Fenton Family & Crew
Great place for food and drink, and it has a substantial gluten free menu. We had Haggis fondue, a chicken salad, soup, and smoked salmon. everything was perfect. we would recommend people to eat here at least once when visiting. We think you will go again soon.
Enjoy x
23/08/2019 @ 9:21 am
Albert Hotel by Fenton Family & Crew
Nipped in to the bar for a quick drink or two and ended up eating here. we only ate from the bar menu, but it was delicious. well priced and a very friendly atmosphere. Its one we will come back to.
15/06/2019 @ 7:29 pm
Busters Diner by Crazy horse Cory Canada
Simple good burgers and fries . Old classic 60’s elvis music and more in the background .

I ain’t a yank but was home food fa me.
15/06/2019 @ 7:28 pm
Busters Diner by Crazy horse Cory Canada
Simple good burgers and fries . Old classic 60’s elvis music and more in the background .

I ain’t a yank but was home food fa me.
15/06/2019 @ 7:19 pm
Ortak by Mandy & Terry ( Cardiff )
Exquisite jewellery and excellent customer service xx
13/06/2019 @ 2:26 pm
Play@wellpark by Carly Rob & kids
Great find. Only problem was trying to get the kids out. Apart from the big leisure centre on the island , things to occupy the little ones can be a little stresful so going for a coffee at the garden centre and finding Play@wellpark is a must for all kids of all ages .Myself and rob chilled in the cafe section whilst we let the little ones blow off steam. Shall be back again hopefully sooner rather than later.
26/05/2019 @ 1:48 pm
The Brig Larder by Marianna Da’Volls (Rotterdam)
Local produce at its best. Wines , whiskeys, cheeses, meats, etc etc. Superb service with staff that are also extremely knowledgeable.

Met George off the video. Very funny man. I’m back in 6 weeks. See ya soon . Xx
25/05/2019 @ 2:19 pm
FernValley 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
25/05/2019 @ 2:04 pm
Busters Diner by Clubber72
American themed diner
Literally bobbed in for a burger and chips and wasn’t disappointed. Was quite busy and waiting time was quick before being served. Always have a soft spot for places like this as I lived in USA for a year. Plenty on the plate a no complaints from me.
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 @ 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
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
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!!
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 @ 7:27 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 (6)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 - 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. View a 360° tour

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. View a 360° tour

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

Phone: 01856 872063 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (2)Pierowall Hotel
Accommodation
Pierowall Hotel
Enjoy the atmosphere of a family friendly hotel right in the heart of Pierowall, between the Heritage Centre and the Art gallery.
Enjoying views over Pierowall Bay with Papa Westray visible in the near distance, Pierowall Hotel is ideally situated for visitors to Westray.
Pierowall Hotel is within easy walking distance of the village shops, a children’s playground and playing field, a swimming pool and gym, golfcourse and of course Pierowall Bay. View a 360° tour

Address: Pierowall Hotel, Pierowall, Orkney Isles, KW17 2BZ

Phone: 01857 677472 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)J. Gow Rum Distillery
Distillery, Online Shopping, Rum Distillers, Visitor Attractions
J. Gow Rum Distillery
J. Gow Rum takes its name from the infamous Orkney pirate John Gow. His short, violent career began in Amsterdam in the Netherlands and ended in Orkney. He was imprisoned, tried and hung. Not once, but twice, (after the rope snapped the first time) at London’s execution dock on the 11th of June 1725. While the name conjures up images of pirates, it also creates imagery of the brutal seas and rugged coastlines surrounding Orkney.
The Distillery
The rum is produced in Scotland, on Lamb Holm a tiny island (0.15 square miles). Home to the Italian Chapel and connected to mainland Orkney by the Churchill barriers. The distillery sits metres away from the sea. It may well be one of the smallest rum producing islands in the world.

Address: J. Gow Rum Distillery, Lamb Holm, Orkney, KW17 2SF

Phone: 01856 781714 - Email - Website - Map
Accommodation, 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… View a 360° tour

Address: Mounthoolie Lane, Mounthoolie Place, KW151JZ

Phone: 01856 876000 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (5)Lynnfield Hotel
Accommodation, Bars & Inns
Lynnfield Hotel
The Lynnfield is a small dog friendly 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.
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Built on a commitment to using the finest local produce, including beef, seaweed-fed North Ronaldsay mutton, fish, shellfish and much more – our talented head chef, Lorna Reid, creates dishes that are light, elegant, yet full of flavour. The accommodation at The Lynnfield hotel consists of twenty, fully fitted bedrooms and suites, meaning we can give individual attention to all our guests.
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.

Address: Lynnfield Hotel, Holm Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1SU

Phone: 01856 872505 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (2)Richans Retreat
Cafes, Gift Shops
A small coffee/snack shop where you can stop off for a locally crafted gift for any occasion.

Address: Richans Retreat, Rapness, Westray, Orkney KW17 2DE

Phone: 01857 677877 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (1)Wellpark Garden Centre
Cafes
Our business here has been established since 1969 and it is now in its 3rd generation of the same family. We are Orkney’s premier garden centre situated in a prime location only 3 mins walk from the centre of Kirkwall where The Garden Centre and The Willows Coffee Shop are housed all under one roof. Opening hours: MON - SAT: 9am - 5pm SUN: 11am - 4:30pm (Summer only) - 12noon - 4:30pm (Winter hours excluding November and December) We have a large range of houseplants, outdoor shrubs, books & cards, giftware, home wares, water gardening, patio gardening, furniture, sheds & barbecues, seeds & bulbs, pet sundries, aquatics all available in our shop in Kirkwall which is open 7 days a week. View a 360° tour

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

Phone: 01856 874203 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (2)Pierowall Hotel Restaurant
Restaurants
Pierowall Hotel Restaurant
We provide good home cooking to suit all tastes with varied and special diets catered for, the hotel restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients and fresh vegetables from our own garden wherever possible.
Fish, local shellfish and Orkney beef are all well renowned for their melt in the mouth flavours and are provided on our menus. Fresh homebakes and special dishes are provided each day. View a 360° tour

Address: Pierowall Hotel, Pierowall, Orkney Isles, KW17 2BZ

Phone: 01857 677472 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Skerries Bistro
Private Functions, 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 (2)Donaldsons of Orkney
Butchers, Food Delivery, Something Special, Takeaway Food
For over 60 years, Donaldson’s has served the people of Orkney with the finest local meat and artisanal butchery products. Today, we continue that fine tradition: smoking and curing our award-winning meat, fish, cheese, and charcuterie products, in-house. We proudly supply restaurants, both local and throughout the UK, with our hand-crafted haggis and black puddings.
So, whether you want something for breakfast, a midweek tea, or a Sunday lunch, or if you’re after something a little bit special, our dedicated team of skilled craft butchers will have something to meet your needs.

Address: Albert Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HQ

Phone: 01856 872641 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (3)Taylor’s Rest Chalets
Accommodation, Self Catering
Taylor’s Rest are two beautiful newly built luxury holiday homes located in the East Mainland parish of Tankerness. It lies approximately 4 miles from the town centre of Kirkwall which host many shops, restaurants and bars.
Whether it be coastal walks along rugged coastlines to take in the captivating views or marveling at views at the Majestic historic sites. From tranquil country strolls along quiet roads and craft trails complimented by lush green farmland, to participating in many of the leisure and sporting pursuits Orkney has to offer. Nothing is too far from your doorstep or just a stones throw away. View a 360° tour

Address: Taylor’s Rest Chalets, Groatsetter Road, Tankerness, Orkney, KW17 2QU

Phone: +44 7341 339229 - Email - Website - Map
American Diner, Bars & Inns, Private Functions, 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
Bike Hire, Bike Sales/Hire, Electric Bikes
Cycle Orkney
Cycle Orkney are main dealers for the Giant, Orbea, Raleigh and Claud Butler brands. We have also started to produce a small number of bespoke bikes. We can supply anything from a first bike right up to a full carbon spec road bike. We have a well equipped workshop and can carry out all manner of repairs and servicing.
We have a range of bicycles for hire at attractive rates. Adults bikes are £25 per day, children's bikes are £10 per day and E bikes are £35 per day. we offer discount rates for hires of 3 days or more, all prices include helmets, locks etc, although we do encourage you to bring your own helmet if possible.

Address: Cycle Orkney, Tankerness Lane, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1AQ

Phone: 01856 875777 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (2)Auld Motor Hoose
Bars & Inns

Address: Auld Motor Hoose, 26 Junction Rd, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1AB

Phone: 01856 871422 - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (1)Sutherland’s Pharmacy Kirkwall
Chemist
Sutherland’s Pharmacy Kirkwall
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. View a 360° tour

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

Phone: 01856 888895 - 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 (4)FernValley Wildlife Centre
Cafes, Private Functions, Entertainment, Provisions, Something Special, Wifi
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 View a 360° tour

Address: Tingwall, Rendall, Orkney, KW15 2HB

Phone: 01856 751461 - Email - Website - 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. View a 360° tour

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

Phone: 01856 874203 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Sutherland’s Phamacy Stromness
Chemist
Sutherland’s Phamacy Stromness
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. View a 360° tour

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

Phone: 01856 850338 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (3)Westraak Tours
Tourist Guide, Westray Tour Guide
Westraak Tours
Guided Tours of Westray
Join us for a relaxed Day Tour of our home, the beautiful island of Westray, “Queen of the Isles”.
Explore Westray’s history, archaeology, nature and culture with a warm welcome into our family home, where we provide coffees and a home cooked lunch.
Our tours, for up to eight guests, are relaxed and informal and we aim to tailor the pace and focus to the needs of the group.
We look forward to meeting you.
Andy & Karen Penn

Address: Westraak Tours, The Old Manse,, Pierowall, Westray KW172DH

Phone: 01857 677777 - Email - Website - Mobile: 07793 216922 - 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. View a 360° tour

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

Phone: 0185687846 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (2)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. View a 360° tour

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

Phone: 01856 874203 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)W I Rendall Cafe
Cafes
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. View a 360° tour

Address: W I Rendall, Pierowall, Westray Orkney Isles KW172DH

Phone: 01857 677389 - 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 (2)Jacks Fish & Chips
Fish Specialist, Restaurants
Jacks Fish & Chips
On Wednesday and Saturday nights "JACKS" our fish and chip shop will be open 4.30pm to 7.30pm for takeaway. We will be serving a large selection of fish plus all the regular local chip shop items, according to season and availability. We are also proud to offer 'Betty Humes' mince patties, handmade on the premises.

Address: Jacks Fish & Chips, Pierowall Fish Ltd, Westray, Orkney Isles KW17 2DA

Phone: 01857 677471 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)The Murray Arms Hotel & Seafood Restaurant
Accommodation
The Murray Arms Hotel & Seafood Restaurant
Whether this is your first visit, or you have been a guest many times, we want your experience to be excellent. Our staff is always available to help with any questions you may have.
All of our rooms are clean, fresh and maintained to the highest standards. Enjoy your stay knowing you can spend your nights in total comfort.
All rooms are en suite. Our premises are dog friendly, please enquire for further information.

Address: The Murray Arms Hotel & Seafood Restaurant, Back Road, St Margaret's Hope, Orkney, KW17 2SP

Phone: 01856 831205 - 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 (8)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 View a 360° tour

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

Phone: 01856 872 417 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (8)Personalised Orkney Tours
Orkney Tourist Guide, Private Hire, Tourist Guide, Visitor Attractions
Personalised Orkney Tours
I am an accredited STGA (Scottish Tourist Guides Association) Green Badge Guide for Orkney and am qualified and insured to guide in English and French.
I am licensed by Orkney Islands Council as a Private Hire Driver with a Toyota Prius T4 Spirit, able to take up to 4 passengers as a Driver-Guide. If you have your own vehicle, I can then join you as a Step-On Guide, current restrrictions permitting, or lead your vehicle in my own vehicle between sites as a Follow-Me Guide. View a 360° tour

Address: Personalised Orkney Tours, Moorside, Firth, Orkney, KW17 2JZ

Phone: 01856 761899 - Email - Website - Mobile: 07720140148 - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Robertsons Coffeehoose & Bar
Bars & Inns, Cafes, Entertainment, Takeaway Food
Robertsons Coffeehoose & Bar
Traditional Bar Menu Served All Day - we have lighter meals, gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian/vegan friendly options available.
Our bar is open all day until late and we also have takeaways available!
Enjoy music from our digital jukebox, have a tune on one of our instruments or maybe we will have live music from local musicians on the go when you visit - we are a relaxed bar but we can be lively!
We have a wee conservatory that can be booked for customers needing a private or quieter area.

Address: Robertsons Coffeehoose & Bar, Church Road, St Margaret's Hope, Orkney, KW17 2SR

Phone: 01856 831889 - Email - Website - Map
Accommodation

Address: The Shore, Shore Sreet, Kirkwall, KW15 1LG

Phone: 01856 872200 - Website - Map
Off Licence, Post Office, Provisions
J C Tulloch
J C Tulloch is a local grocery store, off licence, Post Office and general store located in Pierowall View a 360° tour

Address: Cedar Cottage, Pierowall, KW17 2DH

Phone: 01857 677373 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Hourston Jeweller
Jewellery
Hourston Jeweller
W.Hourston Jewellers is a family run business which trades alongside our sister store Starlings in the town centre of Kirkwall, Orkney.
We, Tom & Aly MacPhail, are delighted & very proud that Hourstons continues to be such a popular shop in Kirkwall, loved by both locals & tourists alike.
Our son Steven joined the company in 2018 and together as a family, we enjoy sourcing Local, Scottish, UK & Worldwide companies for our jewellery, watch & gift store.

Address: Hourston Jeweller, 34 Albert Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1HQ

Phone: 01856 872151 - Email - Website - Map
Bars & Inns, Private Functions, 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. View a 360° tour

Address: 14 Harbour Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1LE

Phone: 01856 879293 - Email - Website - Map
Cafes, Provisions, Takeaway Food
W I Rendall
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. View a 360° tour

Address: Pierowall, Westray, KW172DH

Phone: 01857 677389 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (2)Sea Gear Supplies
Chandlery, Fishing Nets, Fishing Tackle, Mantus Anchors
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. View a 360° tour

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

Phone: 01856 87175 - Email - Website - Map
Fish Specialist, Fresh Fish
Orkney Fish
Our Fish Shop was opened in 2013 to fill a gap in the local market, the last local fish shop having closed several years ago.
We always source and provide the finest, freshest seafood buying fresh fish from markets in Scrabster and Shetland 3-4 times per week and shellfish including hand-dived scallops, crab and lobster from local boats. Along with fresh seafood we have a wide selection of frozen seafood including coldwater prawns, king prawns, tuna, seabass and bream.

Address: Orkney Fish, Garson Park, Stromness Orkney, KW16 3BL

Phone: 01856 850870 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)The Murray Arms Hotel & Seafood Restaurant
Restaurants
The Murray Arms Hotel & Seafood Restaurant
Our fish and shellfish are locally sourced from our own boats. Experience seafood as fresh as it gets.
Landed daily, our specials menu features the very best of the seafood sourced in the waters surrounding the Orkney Islands.

Address: The Murray Arms Hotel & Seafood Restaurant, Back Road, St Margaret's Hope, Orkney, KW17 2SP

Phone: 01856 831205 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (6)Skipper’s Bar
Bars & Inns, Private Functions, Entertainment, Restaurants, Wifi
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. View a 360° tour

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

Phone: 01856 872232 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Bruce’s Stores
Off Licence, Provisions
Bruce’s Stores
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. View a 360° tour

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

Phone: 01857 677 373 - Email - Map
Private Functions, 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. View a 360° tour

Address: 37 Junction Road, Kirkwall, KW151AG

Phone: 01856 875575 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (2)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. View a 360° tour

Address: Pierowall, Westray, KW17 2BZ

Phone: 01857 677259 - Email - Website - Map
Gift Shops, Retail Outlets, Something Special
Faireens
Literally a seconds walk from the harbour , Faireens offers a quintessential gift shop to visitors that arrive in Kirkwall. All you require for that gift to take home.

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

Phone: 01856 876000 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Stromness Marina
Marinas, Marine Fuel
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 (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 (5)Harray Potter Ltd
Craft, 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
Details & Reviews (3)The Kirkwall Hotel
Accommodation, Bars & Inns, Private Functions, 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 four star hotel 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. View a 360° tour

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

Phone: 01856 872 232 - Email - Website - Map
Bars & Inns, Entertainment

Address: Torvhaug, 4 Bridge Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HR

Phone: 01856 872083 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Skaill House Apartments
Accommodation, 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
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.
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Address: Westray Marina, Gill Pier, Westray, KW17 2DL

Phone: 01856 871313 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (4)Harbour View Restaurant
Accommodation
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. View a 360° tour

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

Phone: 01856 872232 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (2)Michael Sinclair RPT Woodturner
Visitor Attractions
Michael, a born and bred Orcadian, who has been practicing the craft of wood turning for over 28 years, is self-taught. Michael has honed his skills using a combination of practice, experimentation and his desire to produce fine attractive pieces. He was accepted onto the Register of Professional Turners in 2017.
Influence and inspiration is drawn from the works of Neolithic inhabitants of ancient Orkney. During the long bright summer days, the light on the landscapes inspires new designs, while the long dark nights of winter is the time when he is most productive in his workshop.
Wood is obtained from sustainable sources and is processed on site with our own sawmill, from log to finished piece. View a 360° tour

Address: Michael Sinclair RPT Woodturner, Grimeston Road, Orkney, KW17 2JT

Phone: 07523 244119 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (4)Birsay Bay Tea Room
Cafes, Catering, Takeaway Food, Yacht Hampers
Birsay Bay Tea Room
Hi! I’m Georgie and I’ve owned Birsay Bay Tearoom for more than 10 years. It has been a passion project from the beginning. We aim to make the most of Orkney’s wonderful produce, serving hearty homecooked food to visitors and locals.
We specialise in baked sweet treats like cakes and tray-bakes. We love how our baking puts smiles on people’s faces.
I look forward to seeing you next time you take a trip to Birsay. View a 360° tour

Address: Birsay Bay Tea Room, Birsay, Orkney, KW17 2LX

Phone: 01856 721399 - 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.
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Address: Avalon Guest House, Carness Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1UE

Phone: 01856 871097 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (2)Pierowall Fish Ltd
Fish Specialist
Pierowall Fish Ltd
Welcome to Pierowall Fish Ltd. We are a small family run business on the beautiful island of Westray in Orkney.
Whether you're a retail customer, a hotelier, or a restaurateur, you still want high quality fresh ingredients for your dishes. View a 360° tour

Address: Pierowall Fish Ltd, Westray, Orkney Isles, KW17 2DA

Phone: 01857 677471 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (9)Lynnfield Hotel Restaurant
Restaurants
Lynnfield Hotel Restaurant
Built on a commitment to using the finest local produce, including beef, seaweed-fed North Ronaldsay mutton, fish, shellfish and much more – our talented head chef, Lorna Reid, creates dishes that are light, elegant, yet full of flavour.
Our restaurant also has the largest wine list offering the widest, highest quality choice in Orkney. Supplied by Kirkness & Gorie.

Address: Lynnfield Hotel, Holm Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1SU

Phone: 01856 872505 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (3)Craigies Taxis
Taxi
Craigies Taxis
Established in 1965 and now Orkney's largest Taxi company. Based in central Kirkwall, we pride ourselves in offering the ultimate in dependable, reliable service, whether you are travelling for pleasure or business, Craigies has the resources, to meet your needs. Our fleet includes Saloon cars, estates, hatchbacks, and 9 seat (8 passenger) Minibuses. Our greatest asset though is our team. We currently employ 42 local drivers, many of whom have teens of years service with our company. They pride themselves in making sure you get the very best of transport in our Islands.

Address: Craigies Taxis, 58 Junction Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1AG

Phone: 01856 878787 - 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. View a 360° tour

Address: Mounthoolie Lane, Kirkwall, KW15 1JZ

Phone: 01856 876000 - 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)W I Rendall Car Hire & Taxi Service
Car Hire, Taxi
Westray Car Hire. For more information, call the shop on Westray 677389 or email sjegroat@talk21.com

Address: W I Rendall, Pierowall, Westray Orkney Isles, KW17 2DH

Phone: 01857 677389 - Website - Map
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