Hotels Near Boardhouse Loch
The parish of Birsay lies in the west of Mainland Orkney. It's an excellent area to choose if you're looking for history, nature, and an active holiday too. With some beautiful coastal paths to explore, several lochs, and plenty of stunning scenery and wildlife, it's a great place to explore on foot or perhaps by bike. Visitors to the area will find fascinating attractions, fun activities, welcoming places to eat and drink, and cosy places to stay too. Keep reading to find out how you can make the best of Birsay.
Where to Stay
If you're looking for the perfect place to stay, the hotels near Boardhouse Loch give you some excellent choices. The Barony Hotel offers bed at breakfast at an affordable price all year, offering a comfortable place to stay on the shores of the loch. Nearby, you will find three bird reserves, archaeological sites, and great locations for trout fishing. When deciding where to stay in Birsay, consider what facilities you would like to have access to. Location is important too, and you should also check that the right room types are available.
Birsay has some fun and interesting attractions for visitors of all kinds. If you're looking for a day out or just something to do for an hour or two, a diverse range of things is on offer. Try the Orkney Crafts Association if you want to see some local arts and crafts, or perhaps the Yellowbird Gallery for more artwork. Kirbuster Museum is the last unrestored traditional 'firehoose' in Northern Europe; you can find an Edwardian parlour and Victorian Gardens on site and see some farming memorabilia. The ruins of the 16th-century Earl's Palace are worth a visit too.
If you're looking for activities to participate in, Birsay offers a great choice of outdoor activities. Nature lovers and active holidaymakers will both find some fun and fascinating things to do. There are bird reserves and natural spots, where wildlife can be observed. Walking and cycling routes are easily accessible and, at low tide, you can work out to the Brough of Birsay too. Boat hire is easily on the lochs, whether you want to go fishing or you just want to get out on the water.
Eating and Drinking
Everyone wants to make sure that they can eat well during their holiday, especially if they will be active all day. As one of the top hotels near Boardhouse Loch, The Barony Hotel provides both breakfast for guests and evening meals in the lounge bar. Other options for food and drink include the Birsay Bay Tea Room, where you can enjoy drinks, snacks, lunches and afternoon tea.
Book Your Stay at The Barony Hotel
Choose The Barony Hotel for your stay in Birsay if you're looking for a cosy and welcoming place. Conveniently placed on the shores of Boardhouse Loch, our family-run hotel provides everything you need for a comfortable stay. Affordable bed and breakfast accommodation comes with the option of eating dinner with us too, and we can even help to arrange boat hire.