Other Sites of Interest
The Royal Navy Association: Orkney Branch a website dedicated to all things Royal Navy relating to serving and ex Navy personnel in Orkney.
Imperial War Museums
The Imperial War Museums' website is a key starting point for anyone researching or just interested in the way that various conflicts have shaped our lives from the First World War to preset day.
Interested in a bit of tunnelling? Then look no further than the Subterranea Britannica website where you will find everything you could want to know about underground Britain from military defences to nuclear bunkers, mines to railway tunnels and everything in between.
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) collects, records and interprets information on the architectural, industrial, archaeological and maritime heritage of Scotland. This is the website provides searchable access to huge database of historical data on buildings and monuments in Scotland.
On the outskirts of Stromness, just a short walk from the town, stands Ness Battery. This important relic of Orkney’s wartime heritage once defended Scapa Flow against enemy attack, and after being closed for many years it finally opens to the public in Spring 2012. Visit the Ness Battery website for full details.
Aviation Research Group Orkney & Shetland
The aim of A.R.G.O.S is to document all aspects of aviation history on and around the Orkney and Shetland Isles. Visit their website at www.crashsiteorkney.com for more information.
Birsay: Ancient Capital of Orkney
BIRSAY, home to Neolithic peoples, Picts, Vikings, Scottish Royalty and a cosmopolitan cross-section of people today. This website provides both historical and current information about Birsay.
Outbrecks: Self Catering Accommodation.
If your looking for somewhere to stay whilst visiting Orkney than have a look at the Outbrecks Self Catering Accommodation website where you will find details about their 4 Star Visit Scotland rated accommodation in Stenness, Orkney.
Orkney Defence Interest Network
The website of the Orkney Defence Interest Network represents a group set up to highlight the importance of Orkney wartime heritage.
Mark Ferguson Photographic
Mark Ferguson is a freelance photographer based in Harray, Orkney, with a website featuring his portfolio and online sales of fine photography of many of the interesting sites and scenes of Orkney.
Ardconnel Bed and Breakfast
Ardconnel is a friendly family run B & B. This is a large comfortable modern home where all bedrooms are ensuite. Ardconnel is situated in a quiet country location with beautiful views of Kirkwall Bay,the West Mainland and the Orkney North Isles.
Laingbrae Self-Catering Cottage
Former farm outbuildings converted to modern, comfortable living accommodation. Centrally located in Kirkwall, within 10 minutes walk of St Magnus Cathedral and Broad Street, and only a few minutes walk from Highland Park Distillery. Find out more at the Laingbrae Cottage website.
Straigona Bed and Breakfast
Straigona is a purpose built Bed and Breakfast (B&B) located in Tankerness with stunning views over fields to Inganess Bay and the island of Shapinsay. It enjoys the best of both worlds, being semi-rural but only minutes away from the airport and Kirkwall.
2 Dundas Crescent
Dundas Crescent, a former 19th century manse that was built in 1877 for the minister of the Church of Scotland. It is now a four bedroom bed and breakfast, three of which have en-suites and one that has its own private shower room. All fixtures and furnishings are of a very high standard.
Avalon House is a purpose built Guest House. Owned and run by Jane and Alastair MacDonald with years of experience in the tourism industry. Home cooking, home comforts and a warm welcome await you at Avalon House. All rooms are non-smoking, en-suite with king size beds and memory foam mattresses. Every room has digital TV and wireless broadband access.
Benmora bed and breakfast is situated in a quiet area of Kirkwall, yet is only 5 minutes walk from the town centre and overlooks the marina and harbour.
Dawn Star Boat Trips
With Dawn Star Boat Trips you can experience the famous naval harbour of Scapa Flow at a relaxed pace. Through our informative commentaries, discover its history, its importance in the two world wars, its seabirds and its wildlife.
Sailing to and around the Orkney islands is an excellent way to explore all that Orkney has to offer! Orkney Marinas have modern, sheltered facilities and you can expect friendly help and service from staff, volunteers and local sailors. Orkney Marinas is run as a professional, not-for-profit organisation for its visitors and bertholderskney Marinas
Ferry Inn and Harbourside House, in Stromness, Orkney.
Situated on the harbourfront in Orkney's gateway port, the Ferry Inn provides an ideal base for business or leisure stays, great all day food and a cracking community bar.
Karen and Gareth Crichton invite you to stay, dine or sup a glass or two at The Shore, where the warmth of welcome matches the comfort and style of our rooms, restaurant and bar.