Find a welcoming holiday rental for as little as £55 per night by searching and comparing the 316 properties on offer in Orkney. By directly analysing these different offers, HomeToGo highlights the best deals as well as the highest rated rentals in Orkney.
Recommended holiday lettings in the Orkney Islands
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Popular holiday rental amenities in the Orkney Islands
Many holidaymakers would like to find a holiday letting with a pool. A few of the accommodation options in Orkney have one. Our data show that more apartment rentals offer pools than hotel rooms. In addition, they're able to welcome 4 holidaymakers, on average, while hotel rooms with pools can welcome an average of 0 visitors. You can also rent a holiday letting providing a pool near the water, which is the case for all of the rentals on offer there. Orkney is a great spot if you have a pet, as a lot of properties in Orkney allow you to bring your four-legged friend. If this is a top requirement for you, check the hotel rooms in Orkney. This is the most pet-friendly property type there. You can also find different accommodation options if you would like to rent near the city centre, as a few of the pet-friendly holiday rentals are within 2 kilometres of the city centre.
The Weather in the Orkney Islands
- Rainy days
Above are the weather conditions for Orkney. The highest average temperatures are in the month of July. In contrast, the coolest month is February. The rainiest month is December, while the driest month is February.
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Accommodation options for your holiday in the Orkney Islands
Users who are searching for hotel rooms in Orkney have plenty of choices, as this is the most common property type there. The average nightly cost of hotel rooms in Orkney is £165, and their size, on average, is 18 m². Moreover, this specific type of accommodation tends to be an excellent option for couples and small groups, as the majority of hotel rooms are able to host at least 2 people. Holidaymakers interested in another type of accommodation will also find many bed & breakfast rentals, which are the other most popular accommodation type in Orkney. Our analysis shows that the median cost of bed & breakfast rentals is £101 a night for an area of 22 m².
Holiday lettings in the Orkney Islands for a history filled break
Located just off the north coast of Scotland, Orkney has a history stretching back to the earliest times. Make the most of your trip by choosing a traditional rural Orcadian cottage or a modern holiday let in the main town, Kirkwall.
What are the best places to discover the arts and culture of Orkney?
Italian style and art in the Scottish islands
During WW2 there were many prisoners of war in the Orkney Islands and some of them set to work creating a unique Italianate Chapel from Nissen huts and other materials they had to hand. Now a symbol of reconciliation, visitors can enjoy the hand painted frescos and religious art on the walls and roof of the chapel or simply sit and contemplate in tranquil surroundings. Contemporary art and work by local artists can be found at the Pier Arts Centre in Stromness where you will also find a programme of workshops, talks and events.
What are the best activities for families in the Orkney Islands?
Beaches galore for the kids to enjoy
Orkney has a variety of clean sandy beaches for the whole family to enjoy. Some of the best are the Sands of Wright beach close to St Margaret's Hope which has golden sands and car parking facilities, Windwick Bay which has stones and is perfect for beach combing and wildlife watching, and Bay of Skaill, close to Skara Brae and perfect for sandcastle building, walking and paddling in warmer weather.
Where are the unique attractions in the Orkney Islands?
Delve back into prehistoric, Viking and Bronze Age history on Orkney
Orkney's heritage is incredibly rich and the main draw on the mainland is Skara Brae, Europe's best preserved Stone Age village. In addition to the ruins of the settlement, visitors can explore a replica house and see a variety of archaeological finds from the site. Moving forward in time, take a walk over the tidal causeway to the Brough of Birsay, a Pictish and Viking settlement and burial ground.
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