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Westray overview

Westray is unique for its castle, historical sites and monuments. You'll enjoy Westray's beaches and parks. Learn about local heritage at landmarks, such as Noltland Castle and Knap of Howar. A stop at places like Noup Head and Orkney Faerie Museum & Gallery will create some memories. Westray is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

How to get to Westray

Fly in to Kirkwall (KOI), 23.3 mi (37.4 km) from central Westray.

What to see around Westray

Memorable for its castle, historical sites, monuments and these top landmarks to visit:
  • • Noltland Castle
  • • Knap of Howar
  • • Noup Head Lighthouse
  • • Carrick House
  • • Prehistoric Sites
Its beaches and parks are well known. Favourite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Fitty Hill
  • • Grobost Beach
  • • Cata Sand
  • • North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory
Some recommended attractions include:
  • • Noup Head
  • • Orkney Faerie Museum & Gallery
  • • Wheeling Steen Gallery
  • • St Boniface Kirk
  • • Eday Heritage & Visitor Centre

When to visit Westray

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when the best time to visit is. Here are the seasonal trends to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 8°C day, 2°C night
  • April-June: 15°C day, 3°C night
  • July-September: 16°C day, 8°C night
  • October-December: 12°C day, 2°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 9 cm
  • April-June: 4 cm
  • July-September: 5 cm
  • October-December: 9 cm
  • Historical sites
  • Beaches