The hotel is situated overlooking Kirkwall harbour, where the ferries to the North Isles dock. Whether you want to look around the mainland - from Skara Brae in the north to Burwick in the south, or hop on a ferry and visit the isles, you are never more than twenty miles from the hotel.

Orkney is steeped in history, going as far back as Neolithic times, so you will never tire of things to see and do, whether you come in summer time and enjoy the long hours of daylight, or if you come in winter for that break away from the bustle of modern-day living.

You may find the links below useful in planning your stay:


British Airways

North Link Ferries

Pentland Ferries

John O' Groats Ferries

Orkney Ferries

Guided tours

Orkney Archaeological Tours

Orkney Tourist Guides Association

Taxis companies:

Craigies Taxis 01856 878787

Orkney Taxis 01856 875511

Great places to visit:

St Magnus Catherdral

The Orkney Museum

Highland Park Distillery

Scapa Distillery

Explore more Orkney's attractions with:

Visit Orkney and Historic Scotland

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The Ayre Hotel

Ayre Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1QX