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.

Bed and Breakfast Backaland

An undiscovered treasure to most, and an idyllic holiday destination to others, are the Orkney islands in the North of Scotland. Not many people will think of taking the trip up north but there are definitely some very worthwhile reasons why you should. Before we get in to what there is to explore, you will obviously need somewhere to stay as your base. The obvious answer is a bed and breakfast. Backaland thankfully has you covered. The Baroney Hotel is a family run hotel that has been helping holiday goers have beautiful stays and create priceless memories in Orkney and has been providing bed and breakfast, Backaland hospitality included, for many years. Situated on the shores of the Boardhouse Loch in Birsay and surrounded by stunning natural beauty, the Baroney Hotel is definitely somewhere you should think about staying. With so many different activities and areas of historical interest surrounding it, this bed and breakfast, Backaland’s gateway to its gorgeous nature, wildlife and rich history, is not one to be missed on your travels. For instance, after a comfortable night's sleep and a hearty breakfast that has set you up for the day, this bed and breakfast, Backaland’s Baroney Hotel is situated near many archaeological sites. In fact, archaeological sites are abundant in Orkney. You are never very far away from one wherever you are and they are all well worth a visit. New sites are being excavated on all the time. One particular highlight is the Ness of Brodgar which won the 2012 Andante Travels Archaeology Award. If you love walking and being out in the fresh air, there are plenty of Birsay’s shores and cliffs to explore around this bed and breakfast. Backaland is also home to some beautiful wildlife. Also surrounding this bed and breakfast, Backaland is home to 3 excellent bird reserves some of which have cliff walks nearby so you can go and watch some of the local seabird colonies. There are also plenty of other facilities not to be missed at this bed and breakfast. Backaland’s Baroney Hotel also offers a fine dining experience. With a large lounge bar with views over the Boardhouse Loch and the Brough of Birsay they offer and serve dishes from their extensive evening meal menu. Beef, fish and shellfish are a top feature on their menu as they are locally produced. Our dishes are all prepared to order to maintain the freshness of our local produce and to make sure you get to enjoy the fresh, authentic taste. If you wanting to holiday in Orkney and are wanting to stay at a bed and breakfast, Blackaland’s Baroney Hotel will more than happily accommodate your needs. They have a variety of rooms on offer that are all en suite and all have tea and coffee making facilities. They offer single, double, twin & family rooms. With inclusive bed and breakfast, Blackaland’s Baroney Hotel is only charging £45 per person for their warm, friendly, family atmosphere. Need I say more top convince you to visit?