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.

B and B Birsay

For a B and B Birsay visitors can trust, why not consider The Barony Hotel?
What are some of the advantages of staying at The Barony Hotel? When it comes to a B and B, Birsay based The Barony Hotel has a number of benefits, we have mentioned just a few of these in the list below:
• The Barony Hotel is a family run B and B. Birsay visitor will experience a friendly and welcoming atmosphere from the moment that they arrive. This is because unlike many other types of accommodation The Barony Hotel is run by the family, meaning you get a much more personal experience.
• The Barony Hotel is situated in a fantastic location from which to explore the area of Orkney. When it comes to a B and B, Birsay visitors will not forget the views from The Barony Hotel. Whether you enjoy archaeology, bird watching, walking, or fishing, Birsay has it all. Situated on the shores of the Boardhouse Loch in Birsay, The Barony Hotel is surrounded by three bird reserves and four trout fishing lochs. There are a number of archaeological sites which are being excavated in Orkney which will appeal to both those who have an interested in history and who are wanting to learn more about Orkney life. In addition, there are an abundance of walking routes along the shores and cliffs around Birsay from which you are able to view a wide array of wildlife including the seabird colonies which comprise of razorbills, kittiwakes, guillemots, fulmars, and occasionally puffins. From the convenient location of this B and B, Birsay truly has something for everyone.
• The Barony Hotel offers fine dining. More than just a B and B, Birsay based The Barony Hotel also offers an extensive evening menu which uses fresh, local produce where possible. Locally produced beef, fish, and shellfish are popular choices which can be relished from the large lounge bar whilst enjoying views over the Boardhouse Loch and the Brough of Birsay.
• The Barony Hotel has excellent facilities. The majority of the rooms that are available at The Barony Hotel are en suite and they all have tea and coffee making facilities for the use of their visitors. There are single, double, twin and family rooms available which sleep three people. The prices start from £45 per person per night including breakfast.
It is clear that if they are looking for a B and B, Birsay visitors can do no better than The Barony Hotel. You are sure to receive a warm welcome and have a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
To book their stay at this B and B, Birsay visitors need only contact The Barony Hotel by telephone on 01856 721 327 or email them at A member of the helpful and experienced team will be happy to take your call and speak to you about your individual requirements as well as answer any questions about the B and B Birsay visitors may have.