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.

A visit to Orkney will ensure you have a holiday you will never forget. This enchanting archipelago provides a memorable destination to visit. With so much to see, you will struggle to fit it into just one holiday. Orkney's West Mainland has something to offer everyone, from stunning scenery, an abundance of wildlife to a rich history that dates back thousands of years.

Orkney is the perfect destination to explore whether you plan to go fishing in the lochs, walking by the sea, or wildlife watching at a bird reserve. You will also find a host of talented makers selling their wares right here on the West Mainland. Locally-produced food, craft products, and much more are all just waiting to be discovered on your visit.

Why Visit Bimbister?

Bimbister is centrally located on Orkney's West Mainland and close to the largest loch on the Mainland, the Loch of Harray, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Bimbister is a village and is best known for the Knowes of Trotty, located just outside the village. The Knowes of Trotty is an important Bronze Age burial site and has been subject to past excavation. The excavations revealed gold discs and amber pendants dating back to 2030-1770 BC. It is believed to be one of the largest Bronze Age burial sites in the United Kingdom and is one of Orkney's fascinating sites of archaeological significance.

Choosing Hotels Near Bimbister

If you are keen to visit Bimbister and explore this beautiful area, you may be wondering where you should stay. If you are looking for hotels near Bimbister, the Barony Hotel is an ideal choice. While the Barony Hotel is not located in Bimbister itself, it is close by and just 15 minutes away by car. The beauty of Orkney's West Mainland is you are never too far from any of the island's stunning places of interest. This leaves you free to select the accommodation that best suits your needs and enables you to fully enjoy every part of your holiday in this beautiful part of the world.

Stay at the Barony Hotel

Located in Birsay, the Barony Hotel offers visitors to West Mainland excellent accommodation for their stay. This family-run hotel provides a welcoming atmosphere and is equipped with everything you could need to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

A choice of rooms is available at the Barony Hotel, so you can take your pick from booking a single, twin, double, or family room with an en-suite bathroom. A generous home-cooked breakfast is served each morning, and the evening meals are freshly prepared using locally-sourced ingredients such as beef, lamb, fish, and shellfish. Hotel guests can enjoy a meal with a view as the lounge bar looks over the Boardhouse Loch and Brough of Birsay.

If you are planning a holiday in Orkney this year, the Barony Hotel is the perfect place to stay. Book now to make your reservation in preparation for your memorable trip to Orkney's West Mainland.