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Shapinsay overview

Shapinsay is special for its historical sites, and known for its castle and monuments. You'll enjoy Shapinsay's art and port. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area, such as Skara Brae. Make a point to see sights like Orkney Brewery and Balfour Castle. Whatever you're into, Shapinsay has something for you.

Where to stay in Shapinsay

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Shapinsay has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Shapinsay with by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Shapinsay hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Shapinsay hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Shapinsay

Fly in to Kirkwall (KOI), 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from central Shapinsay.

What to see around Shapinsay

Memorable for its castle, historical sites, monuments and these top landmarks to visit:
  • • Balfour Castle
  • • Cubbie Roo's Castle
  • • St. Magnus Cathedral
  • • Earl's Palace
  • • Bishop's Palace
Here are some favourite choices:
  • • Orkney Brewery
  • • Orkney Wireless Museum
  • • Orkney Museum
  • • Highland Park Distillery
  • • Trumland House

When to visit Shapinsay

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