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Whisky Tours


Just a hop, skip & a jump away from the hotel!

Whisky tours right on our doorstep - Highland Park Distillery is only a three-minute drive away

Sip, sip hooray!

Orkney lies outside the five major whisky making regions of Scotland and has only two distilleries, one of which – The Highland Park Distillery – is just a mile or so from the hotel. The distillery’s founder, Magnus Eunson, was a direct descendant of the Vikings.

It is said that the illicit distillery was founded in 1798 – but in truth, that’s just the year that the authorities finally caught up with Magnus! Today, the distillery’s custodians stay true to the exacting standards of whisky that their founder introduced, sharing his bold and uncompromising approach.

Crafted in the old way by a new generation of Vikings, the critically acclaimed whisky is shaped by our surprisingly temperate with its lack of extremes (2°C in winter to 16°C in summer) - perfect for a long, even-paced whisky maturation. A creative selection of tours and experiences are available for you to enjoy (and there’s no need to drive!)




From Neolithic Orkney in the West Mainland to the Churchill Barriers in the East Mainland - there’s lots to explore. Visit Orkney’s most popular tourist spots.



Explore our ‘hood. We’re at the heart of Orkney’s proud capital – Kirkwall. With medieval streets, working harbour and the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, the town has a lively atmosphere. 

Pockets of History

Pockets of History

Look closely and you'll discover some of Orkney's most treasured pockets of history. From St Magnus Cathedral to Orkney Museum - you'll be sure to unleash your inner historian.

Outer Isles

Outer Isles

Orkney oozes natural beauty in abundance. Here are a number of places you might like to visit during your stay. You’ll be guaranteed to learn a thing or two about what makes Orkney so special...

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Harbour Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1LE
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