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Places To Visit

Kitcheners Memorial at Marwick Head Nature ReserveInstabillie self catering cottages are ideally situated to visit a great number of attractions in the West Mainland of Orkney or further afield.

Upon arrival at Instabillie you will find a helpful leaflet at your disposal with a map outlining all the nearby places to visit, and where to eat and drink.

A few of the 'must see' sites are:

Skara Brae - Well preserved 5000 year old village –the best Neolithic site in Europe. Open daily all year.

Skaill House - Fine Mansion House built in 1620. Explore this family home and artefacts. Open Apr - Oct.

Kitchener’s Memorial - Erected in 1926 at Marwick Head to commemorate Lord Kitchener and crew off HMS Hampshire, sunk of coast in 1916 by a German mine.

Broch of Borwick - Built between Bay of Skaill and Yesnaby, abandoned between 500AD – 600AD.

Fishermens’ Huts, Marwick - Recently restored fishermens’ huts where they used to pull up their boats for the winter.

Kirbuster Farm Museum - A well kept example of an early 19th century farmhouse.

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