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.

When you’re planning a day of outdoor pursuits in the North of Scotland, there’s nothing more important than a comfortable bed and a hearty breakfast. If you’re visiting Orkney, and you’re keen to find a bed and breakfast in North Scotland that is sure to deliver, Barony Hotel is an excellent choice. Overlooking the tranquil waters of Boardhouse Loch, this is a bolthole that offers stunning views and the opportunity to discover and explore natural wonders, wildlife havens and fascinating archaeological sites.

Bed and breakfast at Barony Hotel
If you’re looking for a comfortable, cosy place to rest your head and enjoy delicious, homemade food, Barony Hotel will not disappoint. Famed for its generous, home-cooked breakfasts and well-appointed, stylish rooms, this is a wonderful bed and breakfast in North Scotland. Guests have access to en suite bathrooms and tea and coffee-making facilities, and there’s a range of accommodation options on offer, including single, twin, double and family rooms. Rates are inclusive of breakfast and start at £45 per person per night.

Barony Hotel enjoys an enviable location, and guests can choose from an array of activities. After a busy day of hiking or scouring archaeological sites for glimpses of the past, our lounge is the perfect base to refuel and enjoy fine dining or a well-earned drink with views of the loch and the Brough of Birsay for company.

Exploring the local area
If you’re on the hunt for a bed and breakfast in North Scotland that affords easy access to the great outdoors, you won’t be disappointed when you touch down at Barony Hotel. Surrounded by fishing lochs, bird reserves and rugged cliffs, guests can enjoy endless al fresco adventures. Highlights for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts include spotting seabirds, including puffins and guillemots, at Marwick Head and looking out for ducks, lapwings and curlews at The Loons. Sometimes, it’s also possible to see seals on the shores of the Brough of Birsay.

Guests who have an interest in history or archaeology will be spoiled for choice, with an abundance of ancient sites located just a stone’s throw from the hotel. Skara Brae, which dates back to 3200 BC, is part of Orkney’s World Heritage Site.

For those who enjoy fishing, the lochs of Harray, Swanney and Hundland are easily accessible. We also provide boats for hire on Boardhouse Loch.

Dining at Barony Hotel
Barony Hotel hasn’t just got a reputation for ample breakfasts made with love. The lounge also offers fine dining, with a sumptuous list of delicacies on offer. Our extensive, varied menu has been crafted to showcase the finest local ingredients, including fish, seafood and beef. If you’d like to book a table for dinner, please note that reservations are required in advance.

Are you looking for a welcoming, comfortable bed and breakfast in North Scotland that will provide you with a great night’s sleep and a perfect home-cooked breakfast to set you up for the day? If so, why not call us or book a room online? We look forward to meeting you.