Local Information

There’s lots to see and do in Orkney.

There are all the obvious and popular visitor attractions like Skara Brae, Maeshowe, The Ring of Brodgar, St Magnus Cathedral, Italian ChapelChurchill Barriers, Bishop’s and Earl’s Palaces and much more.

Here we thought we would share with you some of the nearby points of interest and facilities –

There are a number of lovely scenic walks surrounding Aultnagar.

There is a Visitor information centre at the bus station in Kirkwall, a 15 minute walk away.

A regular bus service into town passes the gate.- Rural routes all depart from the bus station but we are on the route of a service which is classed as Kirkwall Town Service.

As well as the regular scheduled services there is an open top tour bus service operating through summer from June to September.

We are right next door to the Orkney Golf Club where you can enjoy a relaxing round of golf with views across Kirkwall bay and beyond.

On the way into Kirkwall you can find the Pickaquoy Centre a first class sports, arts, social facility, offering an excellent range of activities for all ages and abilities to enjoy, including a swimming pool and a cinema.

Orkney Museum in Tankerness House, Kirkwall, a fantastic laird’s townhouse, is home to exhibits chronicling 5,500 years of Orkney’s history from Neolithic times to modern social history.  The photo archive is fascinating and you can see such treasures as a Viking grave plaque.

Orkney Wireless Museum in Kirkwall, exhibiting an extensive and varied collection of domestic and defence wireless equipment.