One of our guests has written a great blog post about what to do and see during your stay in Orkney on Scotland travel guide 'Love, from Scotland': 'It's time to visit Orkney'.
Places to visit
Instabillie self catering cottages are situated in the West Mainland, close to a lot of Orkney's most visited attractions such as the world heritage site Skara Brae, the oldest neolithic village in Europe, as well as Kitchener's Memorial on top of Marwick Head which itself is an RSPB nature reserve.
Orkney offers a wide choice of outdoor activities, from walking and cycling to diving, rock climbing, and so much more. Our trout lochs are world famous, local boat hire available. Please do always be aware of the changeable weather conditions and take note of the tides.
You will notice an abundance of bird life in Orkney, in summer the cliff ledges are filled with nesting birds such as guillemots, fulmars and puffins, and in winter the beautiful whooper swans visit our isles along with thousands of geese.
Countryside good practice advice
A few hints and tips on how to enjoy the Orcadian countryside with care and responsiblity. Thank you!