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Birsay overview

Birsay is special for its hot springs, and known for its ruins and historical sites. You'll enjoy Birsay's museums and monuments, along with activities like boating and fishing. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area, such as Skara Brae. A stop at places like Barony Mills and Earl's Palace will create some memories. Birsay is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Birsay

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

How to get to Birsay

Fly in to Kirkwall (KOI), 18.2 mi (29.3 km) from central Birsay.

What to see around Birsay

The area's museums and cultural sights stand out, and places to visit include:
  • • Corrigall Farm Museum
  • • Piers Art Centre
  • • Stromness Museum
  • • Orkneyinga Saga Centre
  • • Orkney Wireless Museum
Memorable for its historical sites, monuments, ruins and these top landmarks to visit:
  • • Barony Mills
  • • Earl's Palace
  • • Brough of Birsay
  • • Skara Brae
  • • Broch of Gurness
It's notable for its hot springs and favourite places for nature lovers that include:
  • • Fitty Hill
  • • Ward Hill
  • • St. John's Head
Some highlights of the area include:
  • • Midhowe Broch
  • • Midhowe Cairn
  • • Maes Howe
  • • Ring of Brogdar
  • • Prehistoric Sites

When to visit Birsay

Curious about when the best time to visit is? Here are the seasonal trends to help with your planning:

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: 4 cm
  • October-December: 9 cm
  • Historical sites