Photo gallery

Featured image

Guest reviews

4.8/5 Exceptional
5 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer


Explore the area

Popular LocationOrkney Museum1 min walk
Popular LocationSt. Magnus Cathedral2 min walk
Popular LocationOrkney Wireless Museum4 min walk
AirportKirkwall (KOI)13 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsApartment, 1 Bedroom

About this area


This apartment is located in Kirkwall. St. Magnus Cathedral and Bishop's Palace are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Mainland and Scapa beach. Our guests love the property's central and quiet location.

Visit our Kirkwall travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Orkney Museum - 1 min walk
  • St. Magnus Cathedral - 2 min walk
  • Earl's Palace - 4 min walk
  • Orkney Wireless Museum - 4 min walk
  • Scapa beach - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Kirkwall (KOI) - 13 min drive


  • Kirkness & Gorie - 1 min walk
  • Judith Glue - 2 min walk
  • Internet Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Wrigley and The Reel - 2 min walk
  • The Auld Motor House Theme Bar - 2 min walk

About this property

Castleyards Apartment 12

3.5-star Apartment with kitchen and washing machine and dryer
Castleyards Apartment 12 is a modern studio apartment situated in the heart of Kirkwall's town centre, and with free private parking it is ideally located for your stay in Orkney. The St Magnus Cathedral is just around the corner, with the Tourist Information and Travel Centre just across the road. From here you can easily explore the best of what Orkney has to offer.On street level Castleyards Apartment 12 is a bright and modern apartment, tastefully decorated throughout. The entrance hall leads to a fully equipped kitchen, and to an open plan dining and sitting room with sleeping area beyond. A bespoke fold-up (or Murphy Bed) can easily be folded against the wall to leave a larger, more open living area. The large screen TV is WiFi enabled with Netflix, YouTube etc. With all bed linen, towels, toiletries, teas, coffee's etc provided, along with WiFi throughout the apartment, you have everything you'll need for your stay in Orkney.
Guest accommodation at this apartment offers washers/dryers. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Accommodation at this 3.5-star apartment has kitchens with separate dining areas and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include baths or showers. LCD televisions come with cable channels and Netflix.

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Dining room
  • Sitting area


  • LCD TV with cable service
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services


  • Washer/dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Lift
  • Smoke-free property


  • Property does not allow children



Check-in between 4:00 PM and 11:45 pm
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property for check-in information


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property does not allow children

Payment types at the property

MastercardAmerican ExpressVisa

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties

Property is also known as

Castleyards 12 Kirkwall
Castleyards Apartment 12 Kirkwall
Castleyards Apartment 12 Apartment
Castleyards Apartment 12 Apartment Kirkwall

Frequently asked questions

Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM to 11:45 pm. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is this property located?
Situated in Kirkwall, this apartment building is steps away from Mainland, Orkney Museum and St. Magnus Cathedral. Earl's Palace and Orkney Wireless Museum are also within 5 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Castleyards Apartment 12

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A fabulous place

This place was exactly what I needed for my 3+ week stay in Kirkwall. It was conveniently located, had parking, was equipped with everything that I needed and was excellently serviced. I would most definitely stay here again.

Stayed 25 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

This apartment is in a great location with parking! Despite its central location, it is reasonably quiet most of the time. it is a great find! The host is very responsive and we are really pleased with this apartment.

Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great central location

Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

An excellent apartment. Located just a minute from the main street, it is finished to a very high standard and equipped with everything you would need. It was spotlessly clean and it was warm & cosy. I stayed here myself but there is plenty of room for a couple. There is a residents car park that can be used. I highly recommend this apartment and will definitely stay here again.

Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2019