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.

Hotels Backaland

It is hard to find a British person who does not love a good holiday and especially after the events of the past eighteen months it is safe to say we all deserve one. With the option for abroad travel a bit of a minefield at the moment and the rules and advice changing regularly, a lot of people are rethinking where to holiday. As much as we love the sun and like to salute it on a sandy beach or by a crystal-clear pool with a cocktail, we are more than happy to forego that this year as along as we can get ourselves a well-deserved break surrounded by some lovely scenery and enjoy that with beautiful, comfy accommodation. Maybe you have been searching the internet high and low looking for somewhere that can tick all those boxes. Where can you find places that offer all of this paired with perfect hotels? Backaland has the answer. Where is Backaland? I hear you ask. Backaland is on the Orkney islands in the of North Scotland. Orkney may not have been on your radar as somewhere to holiday this year but with a rich stone age history and absolutely stunning scenery and wildlife it is somewhere not to be missed. Obviously, you need somewhere as a base whilst you are enjoying what the north of Scotland has to offer so what about hotels? Backaland is home to a ferry point which will help you access all the Orkney islands. The Mainland Island is home to the Baroney Hotel; a family run hotel which stands on the shores of the Boardhouse Loch in Birsay. Thankfully you do not just have to rely on just the ferry to be able to access Orkney’s hotels. Backaland also has an airport which makes it easier to complete the last leg of your journey and get you to your hotel in plenty of time for checking in. So, you have settled in and now you are wondering what there is do around Orkney’s hotels? Backaland’s Baroney Hotel has plenty of options for fun and relaxation for many different hobby enthusiasts. For patrons who are staying at these hotels, Backaland is surrounded by a variety of different points of interest and activities that will be the highlight of your stay and will convince you to visit again. If you are a keen fisher, there is plenty of opportunity to case a line around the hotels. Backaland’s Baroney Hotel is within easy reach of the main fishing lochs of Harray, Swanney and Hundland. The Baroney Hotel sits on the edge of the Boardhouse Loch and has surpassed both Harray and Swanney as Orkney's top fishing loch for the past 3 years, as quoted by Malcolm Russell's monthly reports, in the Trout & Salmon. All the trout are brown trout and at the end of a hard day’s fishing, the hotel can freeze your catches on sight or arrange for them to be smoked. If you are looking for a different holiday and unique hotels, Backaland’s Baroney Hotel is definitely worth visiting.