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Tel code: 01856 | code search
Postcode: KW17 | code search
Population: 340
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Sands Hotel
"Good Points: The hotel was very clean and comfortable. Food was very good. Staff were helpful and friendly. Lovely location, very peaceful. Bad Points: There was no option ..." More

Sands Hotel
"Good Points: Helpful staff. Nice hotel with clean rooms. Bad Points: Hotel difficult to find because of poor route signs. General review: Excellent!

Date visited: 2008-08-13 ..." More

Sands Hotel
"Fantastic accomodation, lovely big rooms and very clean. The food is wonderful, and the selection is so good we ate in the hotel every night. We would recommend the Sands with confidence.

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Burray is a small Orkney island which forms part of the archipelago ring of islands around the Scapa Flow in Scotland; it is situated with the Mainland of Orkney and the Holm Sound to the north, the island of South Ronaldsay and the Water Sound to the south and the island Hunda and the Hunda Sound to the west. Following the sinking of the ship HMS Royal Oak during WWII, the Churchill Barrier Causeways were built to prevent German U-boats entering the Scapa Flow; these barriers connect Burray to Mainland Orkney, South Ronaldsay and the smaller islets Lamb Holm and Glimps Holm. The island is surrounded by picturesque scenery and has an abundance of wildlife, Burray has a beautiful Bay in the north-west and a long golden sand beach, this is a popular tourist destination ideal for out-door enthusiasts and nature-watchers; it has a hotel and holiday accommodation, shops and amenities. Historically interesting features include the ruins of a prehistoric Broch at Northfield and the remains of St Lawrence Church. The Fossil and Heritage Centre has displays of fossils, Orkney heritage and local history, a café and gift shop. There is a Diving Centre for boat-charter, fishing and diving and a Bird sanctuary at Ness on the east of the island with a large colony of breeding sea-birds including puffins, razorbills and guillemots.


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Lav rockha Guest House (9.48 miles)

Lav rockha Guest House

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At Lav'rockha we offer luxurious accommodation with all facilities for your comfort at competitive rates, and are the only Guest House in Orkney to have been awarded four stars and ... More

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Albert Hotel (9.48 miles)

Albert Hotel
The Albert Hotel is a contemporary hotel located in the town centre of Kirkwall within Orkney. The hotel is a Visit Scotland 3 star rated hotel. Kirkwall is one of Orkney's 2 main towns and ... More | visit website
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Houton Bay Lodge (10.09 miles)

Houton Bay Lodge

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8 luxurious & spacious en-suite rooms at attractive rates. Fantastic rural setting with great views of Scapa Flow & South IslesOnly 15-mins drive from Stromness & KirkwallDelicious meals using only ... More

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Seaview Hotel (15.12 miles)

Seaview Hotel

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We are a small family run hotel in the far North of Scotland with breathtaking views of the Pentland Firth and Orkney Isles. We are only 300 yds from Orkney ... More

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Merkister Hotel (17.78 miles)

Merkister Hotel

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Situated on the shores of Harray Loch, the Merkister hotel stands in its own grounds in the most wonderful location, commanding impressive views of this famous loch and its surroundings. ... More

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Castle Arms Hotel (17.84 miles)

Castle Arms Hotel

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The Castle Arms Hotel is a former 19th Century coaching inn, situated 8 miles from John O'Groats, in the village of Mey. It is the earest hotel to Gills Ferry to ... More

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Sinclair Bay Hotel (22.58 miles)

Sinclair Bay Hotel

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A small family run hotel with comfortable rooms, tv and coffee making facilities in all rooms. We serve a wide range of food in our restaurant, & real ale behind the bar. ... More

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Greenland House (24.07 miles)

Greenland House

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Six bedrooms - four with en suite ˇ Centrally heated and fully double glazed ˇ Colour TV and tea/coffee making in all rooms ˇ High quality Scottish or Continental Breakfast ... More

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Castletown Hotel (24.11 miles)

Castletown Hotel

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Ideally located to explore all that Caithness has to offer, this small, family-run hotel is close to both Thurso and Wick and only minutes from the Castle of Mey. The perfect venue ... More

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Old Free Church Manse (25.77 miles)

Old Free Church Manse

Centrally located in the heart of Caithness, between the towns of Thurso and Wick it is an ideal base for exploring the countryside, lochs and mountains. Only a short drive away from ferry terminals which ... More | visit website

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