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
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.
Car Hire Kirkwall
Drive Orkney. www.driveorkney.com
A1 Care Hire. www.a1carhireorkney.co.uk
Orkney Car Hire. www.orkneycarhire.co.uk
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.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
Ice Cream Shop and Café, Stenness
We have books of Orkney walks and maps which guests can borrow for their stay.
www.orkneycyclehire.co.uk – Located in Stromness
www.cycleorkney.com – Located in Kirkwall
www.orkneygolfclub.co.uk – Located Kirkwall
www.corsie.co.uk – Located Stromness
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