See & Do

Whether you are feeling energetic or simply wish to relax, Orkney has something for everyone, so why not…

Relax on our quiet secluded beaches, rich in history, wildlife and amazing for a relaxing walk.

Visit Mull Head… an area of over 200 acres of coastal grassland, heath, and sea cliff providing opportunity for walking and bird watching. This is one of the few locations in Orkney where you can see most of the Northern isles on a clear day.

Explore Covenanters Memorial, a slender monument erected in 1888 marking where about 200  Covenanters, made prisoner at the Battle of Boswell Bridge, where shipwrecked in 1679. This can be walked comfortably on an evening walk from Northfield Guest House.

Copinsay is a wedge shaped island with a lighthouse perched on 300ft high vertical cliffs facing the North sea. Some 10,000 pairs of Guillemots and Kittiwakes nest on this island and it is an RSPB bird reserve. Copinsay can be reached by boat, details can be found at the tourist information office.

The Gloup is a dramatic collapsed sea-cave separated from the sea by a land bridge about 80 yards wide. Gloup comes from the Old Norse gluppa – a chasm – local name for a blow hole. The Gloup is easily accessible by a 200 yard walk from the car park.

Brough of Deerness is accessible only by a narrow and dangerous cliff track, northwards from the Gloup and almost cut off by the sea at high tides, the Brough is the site of an early Christian monastery of the Celtic church, the remains of the chapel can still be seen.

See & Do

Useful Orkney Links

Whilst visiting Orkney there are plenty of things to see and do, please see below a few links that we hope you will find of benefit whilst here.

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