Orkney offers a range of places to stay including hotels, bed and breakfasts and guest houses, self-catering accommodation, longer term lets, etc.  The variety of property ranges from historic homes and farm diversifications to modern, purpose-built accommodation. 

If you are visiting on business, you may still want to take time out to enjoy what Orkney has to offer, from top quality restaurants serving the best of local produce, to archaeology to music to walking and enjoying remote beaches, so you could choose your accommodation by location and proximity to anything you want to see or do.

Properties registered with VisitOrkney are graded according to the facilities and services they offer. You can book these directly with the accommodation provider or on a national booking line or on the Visit Scotland website.  Orkney Tourism Group looks after tourist service providers and lists some accommodation on its website.  There are many other independent websites with details of individual places to stay.

Visit Orkney

Visit Scotland Orkney accommodation

Those who plan to stay longer in Orkney can find details of long lets often advertised in the local press.  Houses for sale are marketed with local property agents.  All Orkney properties for sale can be found here.

Orkney Property Centre
Lows Orkney
Drever and Heddle
JEP Robertson & Son
Orkney Leasing


Wednesday, September 13th 2017

Ceremony recognises Orkney’s business achievements

Business leaders from across Scotland gathered in Inverness recently to celebrate success at the annual SCDI Highlands and Islands Business Excellence Awards, presented by Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP. The awards showcased the achievemen Full Story...

Wednesday, September 13th 2017

World’s first tidal-powered hydrogen generated at EMEC

EMEC has generated green hydrogen gas demonstrating potential for a clean replacement for polluting fuels. The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has produced hydrogen gas using electricity generated from tidal energy in Orkney. This is the f Full Story...

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