Orkney Isles Visitor Attractions

A selection of tourist and visitor attractions in the area which are recommended by the HarbourGuides.com team.

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 (5)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
Orkney Tourist Guide, Something Special, Tourist Guide, Visitor Attractions
See Orkney
Qualified through the Scottish Tour Guide Association, we are Lorna and Carrie Brown a mother/daughter team who both love sharing the beauty, history and culture of our Islands.
Our family are originally from one of Orkney’s North Islands called Westray. We moved to Kirkwall on Mainland, Orkney in 2012. On Westray we were beef farmers – one of Orkney’s main industries.
We have many and varied interests and hobbies. Lorna loves delving into family history, travel and photography. Carrie enjoys local music and plays the fiddle. She also is an avid beachcomber, looking for groatie buckies, bottle messages and other treasures. Once finding a 4000 year old remains. View a 360° tour

Address: See Orkney, Grobust 2 Peerie Sea loan, Kirkwall Orkney, KW15 1UH

Phone: 01856 870635 - 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 (1)Orkney Highlights Tours
Orkney Tourist Guide, Tourist Guide, Visitor Attractions
Orkney Highlights Tours
Hello, I’m Chris
Just in Orkney for a few days? Join me to see the highlights of mainland Orkney.
I’m a Green Badge Guide, qualified as a regional specialist for Orkney by the Scottish Tourist Guide Association.
Living in Orkney for over 40 years, I own my own fully licenced car, which comfortably seats four adults with space for two children. Based close to Kirkwall Marina I’m ideally placed to offer you tours of our beautiful and historic islands.
During your tour I’ll regale you with tales and anecdotes from the islands, giving you an insight into Orkney’s history and culture. You’ll see our stunning landscape and wildlife along the way and we may also sample the local cuisine.
Let me share my love of the islands with you. View a 360° tour

Address: Garmiscarth, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NL

Phone: 00447747627666 - Email - Website - Mobile: +447747627666 - Map
Details & Reviews (0)Craigies Taxi Tours
Visitor Attractions
Many visitors to this archipelago choose large organised tours to see Orkney's main attractions. Many visitors would like an alternative.
An alternative that lets you choose the sights you would most like to see.
An alternative that lets you see things at your own pace, An alternative that you will remember forever.
Orkney has world class Archaeology, Amazing wildlife, Fabulous Beaches, Dramatic Cliffs Perspective altering Sea Stacks. Jaw dropping Gloups and Breathtaking panoramas. Many of these Jewels in our crown are largely unpublished and only accessible to those in the know with small vehicles.

Address: Craigies Taxi Tours, 58 Junction Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1AG

Phone: 01856 878787 - Email - Website - Map
Details & Reviews (1)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
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)Harray Potter Ltd
Gift Shops, Retail Outlets, Something Special
Harray Potter Ltd
Visit our Pottery and Shop in Harray Orkney, watch us throw pots and choose from our full range of pots, plates mugs, jugs and much more! master potter Andrew Appleby, the original Harray Potter! Fursbreck Pottery Orkney is a family business where we make and sell pottery. Andrew’s debut novel ‘Skara‘ in his Neolithic series ‘New Life for Orkney‘ is now available to purchase in paperback or eBook format. View a 360° tour

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

Phone: 01856771419 - Email - Website - Map
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