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 hoping to enjoy a holiday in the United Kingdom this year? If so, you may be weighing up your options to find the perfect destination for your break. A trip to Orkney is an ideal choice for a holiday whether you are travelling alone, as part of a group, or with your family. Everyone is sure to enjoy their stay on this beautiful archipelago which has so much to offer its visitors.

Things to See and Do During Your Trip

Bimbister is located on the West Mainland of Orkney and is a fascinating place to visit. Bimbister is home to the Knowes of Trotty, which dates back to the Bronze Age. Orkney is also home to several historically important ancient sites that are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These Neolithic sites are known as the Heart of Neolithic Orkney, consisting of stone circles, henges, and ancient burial and ceremonial sites. These fascinating historical sites attract visitors that are keen to see these ancient monuments as part of their visit to Orkney.

If you are a nature lover, Orkney is a perfect place to visit, and Bimbister and the surrounding areas provide many opportunities to see wildlife and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The Brough of Birsay offers wildlife enthusiasts the chance to see puffins during the spring and summer and is well worth a visit during your stay.

Accommodation at the Barony Hotel

If you are searching for a bed and breakfast in Bimbister for your stay in Orkney, the Barony Hotel is an ideal choice. Staying at the Barony Hotel puts you in a perfect position to explore the beautiful West Mainland. The Barony Hotel is located in Birsay, close to the stunning Brough of Birsay. If you are hoping to explore Bimbister during your trip to the Orkney Islands, you will find that the Barony Hotel is conveniently located just over nine miles from Bimbister, which is approximately a 15-minute journey by car.

Staying at the Barony Hotel provides the perfect base for your trip. During your stay, you can enjoy views across the Boardhouse Loch and the Brough of Birsay. As well as being surrounded by beautiful scenery, the Barony Hotel offers guests excellent accommodation and has a choice of rooms available to suit everyone. From single rooms to twin, double, and family rooms with en-suites, you will enjoy a comfortable stay whether you are travelling alone or with your family at the Barony Hotel.

You can enjoy delicious food during your stay at the Barony Hotel. This bed and breakfast is well-known for its generous home-cooked breakfasts that will set you up perfectly for a day exploring this beautiful island. After a day of looking around the beautiful West Mainland, you can head back to the Barony Hotel for some fine dining while admiring the picturesque views from the lounge.

Book your stay at the Barony Hotel today, and start planning a holiday you will never forget in Orkney at Birsay on the West Mainland.