Walking in the Orkney Islands

Where else in the world can you freely roam around almost 70 islands and skerries or a UNESCO World Heritage Site older than the pyramids. In Orkney, that’s not just considered a fact, that’s a guarantee.

Although it lies just off the north coast of Scotland, you instantly get an otherworldly feeling when you land on Orkney. Lacing up your walking boots is just the first step in discovering the unspoilt rolling landscapes and the tranquillity of its islands. There is something for every walker here, and by taking just a few of our selected routes, you’ll experience firsthand some uninhabited islands and the islands’ haunting ruins and Neolithic sites like Skara Brae, the Stones of Sternness and the Maeshowe Tomb. The Ring of Brodgar is even attracting attention away from Stonehenge as the most important ancient site in Britain what more could you want as a walker?

So if you’re planning a walking holiday in the Orkney Islands why not stay in a pub? Pubs are a great alternative to hotels and traditional B&B’s giving visitors a special experience incomparable to your average hotel. Pubs don’t just offer a warm comfortable bed after a long day walking but also offers delicious food and drink combined with the chance to socialise with locals and other walkers.

With all the modern features such as flat screen TV’s, Freeview, WiFi, comfortable bedding and tea and coffee making facilities you’ll be able to sit back and relax in your room after a long day out. In the evening choose from a range of home cooked dishes, from pub classics to meals with a twist. Meals are prepared by excellent chefs who use only the freshest locally sourced ingredients to give you a real taste of the Orkney Islands with fish caught earlier that day.

In the evenings there’s plenty to keep you busy, with pubs offering a warm fire in the winter or a beer garden in the summer you can relax after dinner with a pint of real ale. Staying in a pub in the Orkney Islands offers walkers the chance to find their own piece of paradise with many areas untouched and unspoilt. 

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