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Albert Hotel
Albert Hotel

Mounthoolie Lane, Kirkwall KW15 1JZ

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (72 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Magnus Cathedral, Orkney Museum, and Bishop's Palace …

£134
Orkneylodge
Orkneylodge

Houton Bay, Orphir KW17 2RD

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (19 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Scapa Flow Visitor Centre, Standing Stones of Stenness, and …

£100
Karrawa Guest House
Karrawa Guest House

Inganess Road, Kirkwall KW15 1SP

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in Kirkwall, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Earl's Palace and Bishop's Palace. Orkney Museum and St …

£99
Murray Arms Hotel
Murray Arms Hotel

Back Road, South Ronaldsay KW17 2SP

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Situated in South Ronaldsay, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Italian Chapel, Churchill Barriers, and Tomb of the Eagles …

£90
The Inn Guest House
The Inn Guest House

St. Marys, Holm KW17 2RT

3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (46 reviews)

Situated in Holm, this guesthouse is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Churchill Barriers and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Italian Chapel. Mine Howe …

£80
HammerSmith
HammerSmith

Hammersmith, Harray KW17 2JR

3.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (6 reviews)

Situated in Harray, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Standing Stones of Stenness, Maes Howe, and Ring of Brogdar. Skara …

£80
Northern Sands Hotel
Northern Sands Hotel

Dunnet, Thurso KW14 8XD

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (141 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Dunnet Bay Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Dunnet Head …

£79
Royal Hotel
Royal Hotel

Traill Street, Thurso KW14 8EH

3.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5 (139 reviews)

Located in the heart of Thurso, this eco-friendly hotel is 6.9 mi (11.2 km) from Dunnet Bay Beach and 9.4 mi (15.1 km) from …

£65
Park Hotel
Park Hotel

Oldfield, Thurso KW14 8RE

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (45 reviews)

Situated in Thurso, this eco-friendly hotel is 6.8 mi (11 km) from Dunnet Bay Beach and 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from Dounreay …

£94
The Inn at Y-Not
The Inn at Y-Not

Meadow Lane, Thurso KW14 8ER

3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (40 reviews)

Located in the heart of Thurso, this inn is 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from Dunnet Bay Beach and 9.5 mi (15.3 km) from Dounreay Nuclear …

£84

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Hotels @ Orkney

Take a trip to the far north of Scotland to explore the dramatic scenery and distinctive culture of the Orkney Islands. The ancient communities of this network of around 70 islands have been shaped by influences from Scotland, Norway and Denmark creating a strong regional identity. Discover the history of the region, sample local delicacies, or have an active break in the great outdoors when you book a hotel on the Orkney Islands with Expedia.

Holidays on Historic Orkney

The Orkney Islands have been inhabited for around 9,000 years, with a heritage that reaches back to Neolithic tribes and the Picts. Many sites of international importance are found on the islands, and a tour takes in ancient monuments in a beautiful natural setting. The Mainland and the town of Kirkwall provide the main focus for the south and north islands. When you have selected your ideal base for your visit, you'll find the history of the islands illustrated across markers that hark back to a Viking and Pictish past. Tours of the island by sea or by land allow you to see how the modern Orkney communities have grown and the relationship that has developed with Scandinavia and the rest of the United Kingdom

Hotels in the Orkney Islands

Visitors are drawn to the tranquil surroundings of Orkney, off the north coast of Scotland, for the stretches of quiet beach, soaring cliffs, winding roads and an array of original local crafts and local cuisine. Choose accommodation on the mainland, or on the two nearby larger islands, and you'll be in an ideal position to discover everything the islands have to offer. Boutique hotels in traditional buildings bring you to the heart of the Orkney way of life, while more rural lodges or guesthouses give you a place to stay in the countryside.

Relax and enjoy the best of Scottish hospitality on the islands or use your hotel as a base to enjoy an active holiday in the great outdoors. Orkney features hotels with a great deal of personality and Expedia will offer you access to the best price available online. The changing terrain of the islands takes in lakes, coastline, bays and rocky headlands so you can select a hotel with a location close to impressive views with plenty of walking trails to explore. Local festivals celebrate Norse or ancient Scots traditions and musicians and poets are on hand to illustrate local history to visitors. Find a room with a view at locations including Ronaldsay, Kirkwall, Holm and Orphir.

Travelling to Orkney

The Orkney Islands can be explored by boat or by land with rural transport binding together the different communities. The islands are easily accessible from Central Scotland and other parts of the United Kingdom with flights from Glasgow Airport and Edinburgh Airport. Train links bring you from Aberdeen to Thurso, where a ferry will pick you up and carry you across the picturesque route to the harbour. Book an Orkney hotel with Expedia to discover islands packed with adventure and heritage.

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