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.

If you dream of an idyllic, tranquil getaway surrounded by spectacular landscapes and stunning scenery, look no further than the Barony Hotel. One of the most picturesque hotels in North Scotland, this family-run gem, which stands on the shores of the Boardhouse Loch, occupies a fabulous location on the Isle of Orkney.

Welcome to Barony Hotel!
If you’re searching for a beautiful base to explore the North of Scotland, the Barony Hotel ticks every box. Offering well-appointed accommodation with access to some of the island’s most treasured spots, this is a wonderful place to unwind, enjoy the great outdoors and take advantage of incredible wildlife spotting opportunities.

Barony Hotel is enviably located overlooking the Boardhouse Loch and it is surrounded by three bird reserves and four trout fishing locks. With a backdrop of rippling waters and imposing hills, this is a truly breathtaking spot to enjoy a weekend away with friends or family, a romantic retreat or a solo break to recharge those batteries.

Accommodation at Barony Hotel
All of the modern, cosy rooms at Barony Hotel have en-suite bathrooms, and all feature coffee and tea-making facilities. We have single, double, twin and family rooms available and prices start at £45 per person including breakfast.

The hotel boasts a spacious lounge with a bar that serves a vast array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and we offer an extensive supper menu, which showcases and celebrates local produce. Highlights you won’t want to miss include Scottish beef, fresh fish and seafood. The lounge offers the chance to enjoy fine dining or a refreshing drink overlooking Boardhouse Loch and the Brough of Birsay. Please note, tables for evening service must be reserved in advance.

Activities and attractions
Hotels in North Scotland are ideally positioned to enjoy awe-inspiring vistas, and Barony Hotel is no exception. Perched on the shores of the loch, guests can enjoy dinner or a drink with a view before gearing up for a day of exploration and adventure. There is a host of activities on offer within easy reach of the hotel, including trout fishing, wildlife, hiking, and walking. The hotel is also a stone’s throw from a host of archaeological sites, which are well worth a visit. For history enthusiasts and those keen to explore, the Ness of Brodgar, the winner of 2012 Andante Travels Archaeology Award, is a must. Boardhouse Loch is a very short stroll away, and we offer boats for hire. On a sunny, clear day, there’s no better way to spend an afternoon!

Barony Hotel is perfectly located for those who enjoy birdwatching. There are three bird reserves within easy reach of the hotel, and guests can also take a brisk cliff walk to see colonies of seabirds nesting on the shoreline before heading out to the sea to catch their prey.

If you’re looking for a serene base for a holiday or a weekend away on the captivating island of Orkney, why not get in touch with us today? One of the best hotels in North Scotland, the Barony Hotel will blow you away!