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.

Are you planning a holiday in the United Kingdom? If so, one destination well worth considering is the Orkney Isles. A trip to the Orkney Isles is the perfect opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and will help you enjoy all the benefits of a refreshing break without needing to travel outside the UK. The Orkney Isles are full of beautiful places to visit, so you won’t be short of things to do. But, if you prefer a quieter trip, a relaxing holiday in Orkney awaits.

Bimbister is a lovely place to visit during your stay. Bimbister is centrally located on the West Mainland and home to The Knowes of Trotty barrows dating back to the Bronze Age. Close to Bimbister, you will find some of the most historically significant Neolithic sites in Western Europe. These sites are the Skara Brae, Stones of Stenness, the Ring of Brodgar, and Maeshowe. These ancient sites are collectively known as the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Visiting the Heart of Neolithic Orkney is near the top of most travellers’ itineraries when holidaying in Bimbister and surrounding areas. As well as fascinating ancient sites, there is also a wealth of natural beauty to see during a visit to Orkney. Bird watchers like to visit the causeway which leads to the Brough of Birsay during the spring and summer months, as it is an excellent place to see puffins.


Finding the perfect accommodation is essential to help you get the most from your trip to the Orkney Isles. The West Mainland is relatively small, so wherever you stay, you will be able to explore the island with ease. If you are visiting Bimbister and plan to take a trip to the Brough of Birsay during your stay, The Barony Hotel is the perfect choice. The Barony Hotel is located in Birsay, within easy reach of Bimbister and an ideal location for visitors that hope to see the Brough of Birsay during their trip. Bimbister is just a 15-minute drive from Birsay, making the Barony Hotel an excellent accommodation choice for visitors who wish to explore thel wonders of Orkney’s West Mainland.

The Barony Hotel has so much to offer guests, making it an ideal base for your trip to the Orkney Isles. Your stay at the Barony Hotel will enable you to enjoy beautiful views across the beautiful Boardhouse Loch. The Barony Hotel has a choice of single, twin, double, and family rooms with en-suite bathrooms to ensure you have a comfortable stay. The hotel is famous for its hearty breakfasts that will ensure you get your day off to the very best start, ready for a day of exploring the beautiful West Mainland.

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If you have been searching for hotels Bimbister for your next holiday, then the Barony Hotel is ideal. Book your stay at the Barony Hotel today, where a warm welcome awaits you.