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Richan’s Retreat

Richan's Retreat

Richan’s Retreat will be closed from the 4th to 8th August 2017. The name comes from Captain William Richan who is in who’s who as being Captain of the Hire Cutter Norfolk – a kindly Captain who never had to conscript a crew. He was dishonourably discharged from the merchant navy for running contraband – they […]

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No1 Broughton

No1 Broughton provides quality Bed and Breakfast accommodation on the island of Westray in Orkney’s Northern Isles. No. 1 Broughton stands at the water’s edge looking across the sweep of Pierowall Bay and out across to Papa Westray. Across the bay creel boats and other sea traffic set out and return to Gill Pier – […]

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Common Seal The Westray population is of unknown size but this animal is by no means scarce, possibly 500-1000 individuals. Several small colonies exist around the coast with greatest numbers occurring at Sponess and on the Holm of Aikerness. The Bay of Swartmill is a common summer haul-out. Pups are born in June to mid-July […]

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Westray Art Gallery

The Westray Art Gallery is situated on the magical North Orkney Island of Westray. The Island is renowned for its sparkling light, dramatic sky and contrasting sea and landscapes. Since 2004 The Gallery has been the home, studio and exhibition gallery of artist Peter Brown. Westray has a progressive community, which is attracting a growing […]

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Hume Sweet Hume

Hume Sweet Hume was established in 1998 by sisters Lizza and Jenna Hume as an interior design business specialising in hand crafted ranges of cushions and throws. Recently the business has diversified to include fashion accessories such as wraps, scarves and bags. All the products are produced on the premises and each incorporates a pebble […]

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Aak Work offers a wide range of printed garments and gifts from bookmarks, cards and key rings to ripper wallets, coasters and stag/hen night T-Shirts. No minimum order. You can choose from a wide range of photos or use your own photo or design. Private orders welcome. Opening to the public by arrangement, or whenever […]

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Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre is a “must see” starting point for anyone interested in Westray’s past. Situated in the centre of Pierowall village The Heritage Centre is a Visit Scotland 4 Star Visitor Attraction. Inside there is an an annual display plus permanent exhibition panels on walls, and a simulated geo with model seabirds and authentic […]

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Experience the beauty of Westray – the sights, sounds and solitude. Let Karen and Andy bring Westray to life for you, our Guest. We will take you to experience the sights, sounds and solitude of this beautiful island called the ‘Queen of the Orkney Isles’. Our guided tours of Westray are available all year round, […]

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Wheeling Steen Gallery

Wheeling Steen Gallery

Wheeling Steen is old Norse for ‘Resting Stone’.You can still hear remnants of this ancient language in the local dialect as spoken by the Rendall family who created and run the gallery. Edwin, Elaine and their daughter Rosemary design and produce all their work on the premises allowing them to aim for the highest quality at […]

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The Barn – Hostel

High quality hostel accommodation with excellent self-catering and lounge facilities. Situated near Pierowall village. Superb views over Pierowall Bay. Ideal base for exploring Westray. Warm welcome guaranteed. Enquiries The Barn Hostel Westray Michael & Teenie Harcus Chalmersquoy Accommodation Westray Orkney 01857 677214

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Beautifully renovated traditional cottage, with steps leading to shoreline. Situated in Pierowall Village. Centrally heated with additional open fire. Glass-fronted lounge with un-spoilt views of Pierowall Bay. For more information visit Daybreak website. Enquiries Daybreak Stavanger St Ola Orkney Scotland KW15 1SR 01856 876579

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West Manse & Brotchie

The West Manse and Brotchie viewed from The Steading

Lovingly restored Georgian/Victorian Manse offers homely, elegant, warm and sustainable self catering for one to twelve people; also courses and exhibitions. Children and dogs very welcome. Situated on a headland steeped in “prehistory” and within close walking distance of dramatic Atlantic cliffs and a stunning sandy beach, the West Manse and Brotchie are the perfect […]

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  New modern cottage overlooking Pierowall Bay. Shops close by, airport 2.5 miles, ferry 7 miles. Open all year. Enquiries Orcadee The Lodge Shirlett New Brosley Shropshire TF12 5BH 01952 727814

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Daisy Cottage

Modern bungalow in Pierowall Village. Convenient for shops, swimming pool, beaches and bird life. Open all year. Ferry 7 miles, airport 3 miles. Enquiries Daisy Cottage North Cubbigoe Westray Orkney KW17 2DD 01857 677398

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West Kirbest

Attractive, modernised, detached country cottage, overlooking spectacular sea views. Peacefully situated with walks to nearby beaches and cliffs with seabird colonies including Puffins! Ideal for a relaxing holiday. Enquiries West Kirbest Ferryhills House 15 Ferryhills Road North Queensferry Fife KY11 1HE 01383 413713

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An almost certain cure for stress! Sitting high on Westray’s western cliffs, commanding a spectacular view. Traditionally rebuilt croft of exceptional standard with all mod cons. open fireplace, under-floor heating, flagstone floors. For more information visit the Bis Geos website. Enquiries Bis Geos Kirkhouse Westray Orkney KW17 22DD 01857 677420

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Westray Marina

All about Westray Marina

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Puffin Spotting at the Castle o’Burrian

The Castle o’Burrian is well known in Orkney as one of the best and easiest places to see puffins close up. Here, between late April and mid August, as many as 200-300 birds nest on the stack and can be viewed from the adjacent cliffs. Building remains on the top of the stack are said […]

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Westray Wifey

The Westray Wife (also known as the Orkney Venus) is a small Neolithic figurine, 4 cm in height, carved from sandstone that was discovered during an Historic Scotland dig at the Links of Noltland in the summer of 2009. It was the first Neolithic carving of a human form to have been found in Scotland, […]

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Chalmersquoy – Campsite

Situated on the edge of Pierowall Village, the campsite, which caters for tents, motorhomes and touring caravans, is in a great location for easy walking to shops, heritage centre, cafe, hotel and chip shop.  The campsite has twelve hardstanding pitches, electric hook ups, hot showers and a well stocked campers kitchen.   Enquiries Chalmersquoy Westray […]

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Pierowall Hotel

Enjoy the friendly atmosphere of a family run hotel right in the heart of Pierowall, between the Heritage Centre and the Art gallery. Enjoying views over Pierowall Bay with Papa Westray visible in the near distance, the Pierowall Hotel is ideally situated for visitors to Westray. The Hotel is within easy walking distance of the […]

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