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.

Finding the perfect destination for your next break in the UK can be challenging, especially as there are many places to choose from. One place you may not have considered for your next getaway is Orkney. Orkney is located off the northeastern coast of Scotland and has so much to offer visitors. This stunning archipelago is full of surprises and no shortage of things to see and do. So, if you are looking for a holiday destination with a difference, Orkney is an ideal choice.

The West Mainland area of Orkney is an idyllic location and home to beautiful natural scenery, spectacular wildlife, and the Heart of Neolithic Orkney UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Things to do in Bimbister and the Surrounding Area

Orkney is brimming with things to do, which is especially true of the West Mainland. The village of Bimbister lies next to the Knowes of Trotty, which is one of the largest Bronze Age burial sites in the United Kingdom and dates back to 2030-1770 BC.

If you enjoy fishing, you will love visiting Loch of Harray, located a short distance from Bimbister. The Loch of Harray is regarded as an excellent place to fish for trout and is the largest loch on Orkney’s Mainland.

Exploring Bisray is a must on your visit to Orkney. Heading to the Brough of Bisray enables you to see this special tidal island, which can be visited via the causeway when the tide is low. Visitors to the Brough of Bisray will be able to see Pictish, Medieval, and Norse remains left behind thousands of years ago. If you visit the Brough of Bisray during the spring and summer, you may be lucky enough to see puffins.

Holiday Accommodation in Bimbister

If you are searching for a guest house Bimbister for your stay, you will love the Barony Hotel. The Barony Hotel is located in Bisray and enjoys a prime position overlooking the Boardhouse Loch, providing guests with stunning views over the water.

The Barony Hotel is within easy reach of Bimbister, making it the ideal base for your stay while exploring Bimbister and the surrounding areas. Travelling from Bimbister to Bisray, where the hotel is located, takes approximately 15 minutes by car and is less than 10 miles away. So, after a day of exploring the sights around Bimbister and the surrounding area, you will be back at the Barony Hotel in no time at all.

Stay at the Barony Hotel

Staying at the Barony Hotel offers you the opportunity to explore Orkney’s West Mainland and return to a warm welcome and a comfortable room at the end of a busy day. Hotel guests can feast on delicious food during their stay, which can be enjoyed from the lounge bar overlooking the stunning views of the Boardhouse Loch.

If you are keen to experience all that Orkney’s West Mainland has to offer, book your stay at the Barony Hotel today, ready for your visit to this beautiful part of the UK.