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.

The North of Scotland has a lot to offer travellers, whether you're looking for outdoor pursuits or you want to find some fascinating history. Orkney is a top choice for people who want to get away from it all, offering an island that can give you peace and quiet but still has plenty to do. If you're looking for accommodation, the guest houses in North Scotland give you some fantastic options. The Barony Hotel is an excellent location on the shores of the Boardhouse Loch, with great access to nature reserves, archaeological sites and more. If you're looking to explore the area, we offer you a good base for your stay.

Finding Guest Houses in North Scotland

Guest houses in North Scotland are one of the best types of accommodation to choose during your travels. You can enjoy a welcoming and intimate atmosphere that will help you to feel as if you're at home. When you're looking for guest houses for your stay, look for family-run hotels like the Barony Hotel, where you will benefit from a unique experience that doesn't follow the rules of a chain hotel. You'll receive personal service and all of the conveniences and amenities that you require for a comfortable stay.

Comfortable Accommodation

The Barony Hotel offers you comfortable accommodation by Boardhouse Loch in Birsay. We have single, double, twin and family rooms available to welcome all types of travellers. Guests benefit from breakfast included in their stay, and most rooms are en suite. Tea and coffee making facilities in all of the rooms, as well as a large lounge bar and supper menu provide food and drink for guests, and other places to eat can be found nearby.

Explore the Region

For anyone who wants to explore Orkney, the Barony Hotel is in a top location. On the shores of Boardhouse Loch, it offers easy access to plenty of places to see and things to do around the island. Visitors can discover the three nature reserves nearby, as well as archaeological sites like Skara Brae. Close to several other lochs that are perfect for fishing, the hotel gives you lots of choice for how to explore the region and take in the best of Orkney.

Things to Do

When you're looking for things to do on Orkney, you can discover a variety of places to go and activities to enjoy. If you like fishing, the Barony Hotel is in the perfect location to spend the day fishing on one of several nearby lochs. We can even freeze your catch for you, and arrange for smoking too. There are many things to see and do nearby, from Kitchen's memorial to the ruins of the Earl's Palace and lots of opportunities for birdwatching and walking.

Book Your Stay

Book your stay at the Barony Hotel to plan your trip to Orkney. We offer one of the most welcoming guest houses in North Scotland to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Start with good accommodation and the rest of your travels will surely be great too.