Orkney

Orkney has such a wealth of things to see and do.

The Grainstore has been awarded the ‘iknow’ information partner accreditation by Visit Scotland for the information we have available for when you arrive. We hope that this will help to plan your days out and make the most of  your stay in Orkney.

In the meantime we hope you find the information and links here useful. Please note: if you cannot find what you want here it is worth doing a further search online as this is not an inexhaustible list and there may be further options.

For all Tourist Information go to VisitOrkney.com.

Tourist Information Contact  01856 230300

Email admin@visitorkney.com

Travel

Ferries to and from Orkney from Scotland

Pentland Ferries. www.pentlandferries.co.uk

Northlink Ferries. www.northlinkferries.co.uk

John O’ Groats Ferry, passenger only ferry. www.jogferry.co.uk

Interisland ferries. www.orkneyferries.co.uk

Flights to Orkney.

Loganair, www.loganair.co.uk

InterIsland flights

Loganair. www.loganair.co.uk

Car Hire Kirkwall

W.R.Tullock. www.orkneycarrental.co.uk

Drive Orkney. www.driveorkney.com

A1 Care Hire. www.a1carhireorkney.co.uk

Orkney Car Hire. www.orkneycarhire.co.uk

Annual Festivals

Orkney Jazz Festival 20-22 Apr 2018 www.visitorkney.com/events/orkney-jazz-festival

Orkney Folk Festival 24-27 May 2018 www.orkneyfolkfestival.com

St.Magnus Festival 22-27 June 2018 www.stmagnusfestival.com

Orkney Blues Festival Sept 2018 TBC www.orkneyblues.co.uk

Orkney Nature Festival May 2018 TBC www.orkneynaturefestival.org

Orkney Story Telling Festival Oct 2018 TBC www.orkneystorytellingfestival.co.uk

Orkney Science Festival Sept 2018 TBC www.oisf.org

Go to www.orkney.com for other events in Orkney.

Further Tourist Information

www.visitorkney.com

www.visitscotland.com

www.historic-scotland.gov.uk for details regarding all the historic/Neolithic sites in West Mainland, Italian Chapel, St Magnus Cathedral etc

www.orkney.gov.uk for Orkney Museums and Heritage, Scapa Flow visitor centre etc

www.tomboftheeagles.co.uk – Chambered Cairn

www.pierartscentre.com – Pier Arts Centre

www.birsay.org.uk/baronymill.htm – Barony Mill

www.orkneywirelessmuseum.org.uk – Orkney Wireless Museum

www.nessbattery.co.uk – Ness Battery Stromness

www.hoxatapestrygallery.co.uk – Hand woven Tapestries, Hoxa

Places to eat – West Mainland/ near The Grainstore

The Merkister – hotel with bar food and restaurant

The Smithfield hotel – hotel with restaurant and cafe

The Standing Stones – hotel with bar food and restaurant

Birsay Café

Ice Cream Shop and Café, Stenness

Archaeology

www.orkneyjar.com/archaeology/nessofbrodgar/

www.orkneyarchaeologysociety.org.uk

www.orkneyjar.com/archaeology/

www.archaeologytours.co.uk

www.orca-archaeology.org

Bird Watching

www.fatbirder.com

www.orkney.com/about/nature/birds

www.rspb.org.uk

Fishing

www.orkneytroutfishing.co.uk

www.orkneycommunities.co.uk/ANGLINGORKNEY/index.asp

Walking

www.walkhighlands.co.uk

We have books of Orkney walks and maps which guests can borrow for their stay.

Cycling

www.orkneycyclehire.co.uk – Located in Stromness

www.cycleorkney.com – Located in Kirkwall

Golf

www.orkneygolfclub.co.uk – Located  Kirkwall

www.corsie.co.uk – Located Stromness

Orkney Tours

www.orkneyuncovered.co.uk – Orkney Uncovered Private Tours

www.orkneyaspects.co.uk – Orkney Aspects Tours

Distilleries & Breweries

www.scapawhiskey.com – Scapa Distillery

www.highlandpark.co.uk – Highland Park Distillery

www.orkneybrewery.co.uk – Orkney Brewery

www.swannaybrewery.com – Swannay Brewery