Skara Brae is a stone built Neolithic settlement located at the Bay of Skaill. It consists of 8 clustered houses and was occupied from 3180BC - 2500BC.

The Brough of Birsay is an uninhabited tidal island off the north west coast of the Mainland. The earliest settlement was in the 6th Century by Christian missionaries. In the background is the Loch of Boardhouse where the Barony Hotel is situated on the shoreline.

The Broch of Gurness is an Iron Age broch village overlooking Eynhallow Sound. Settlement began somewhere between 500 and 200BC and lasted until 100AD when it was abandoned and the ditches filled in. The site continued to be used until the 8th century.

Kitchener's Memorial is a crenellated tower built by public subscription in 1926 to honour the memory of Lord Kitchener. He along with 554 officers and men died when HMS Hampshire sank off the Marwick coast on 5th June 1916.

The Ring of Brodgar is a Neolithic henge and stone circle 104m in diameter and is the 3rd largest in Britain. It is thought to have been erected between 2500BC and 2000BC.

Accommodation Orkney

Do you know where your next holiday is going to be? How about Scotland? Or, even better, why not head off the beaten track to Orkney.

Once you’ve decided that your next holiday is going be to the Scottish islands of Orkney, there are two things you need to plan: travel and accommodation. Travel to these remote isles is now remarkably easy, as many of the major airports across Scotland fly directly to Kirkwall airport, on Orkney’s main island. Now you are just left with one thing to sort out before your visit to Orkney - your island accommodation.

There is a great deal of accommodation to choose from on the islands, from deluxe, high-end hotels to budget options such as hostels and bed and breakfasts. Accommodation on Orkney is spread across each island that makes up the archipelago, and most establishments have easy links to some of the region’s main sights and attractions.

The Barony Hotel is also conveniently located close to some areas of natural beauty. Birdwatchers are just a short distance from three highly regarded bird reserves and will have a great chance of spotting some rare breeds. Guests who love to fish don’t have far to go to reach one of the four trout fishing lochs that are also close to our accommodation.

But Orkney isn’t just the ideal destination for nature lovers, as there is also a plethora of historical sites situated close to many popular accommodation options. There are four world heritage sites on the islands, the Ring of Brodgar, The Standing Stones of Stenness, Maeshowe and the most famous one, Skara Brae.

As well as being close to many famous sites, Orkney accommodation is also well appointed and helps guests get a comfortable night’s sleep. The Barony Hotel has a choice of twin, double, and family rooms, all of which offer an en suite bathroom and inclusive tea and coffee making facilities. As we are a family run hotel, we are all very happy to help our guests fulfill their requests. Simply come and chat to us at reception and we will see how we can help you. But from booking a table at a local restaurant to helping you arrange airport transfers, no job is too big for us!

As we know that it is the most important meal of the day, we provide all our guests with a hearty breakfast to start each day of their stay. After a big breakfast, guests will have plenty of energy to spend exploring everything that the Orkney islands have to offer!

When you are planning your trip to Orkney, you will certainly have a fantastic choice of establishments to choose from. And every hotel, guesthouse and bed and breakfast offers something slightly different. Here at the Barony Hotel, guests enjoy our comfortable rooms and all their modern conveniences. Plus, our winning location in the amazing natural landscape is another big draw for many travellers!

We can’t wait to welcome you to our accommodation - enjoy your trip to Orkney!