North Ronaldsay boasts a wide range of accommodation to suit all holidays and budgets - from camping beside the sea to staying in the original Lighthouse Keeper's cottages. Wherever you stay, you are sure to have memoralble


Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages

Four-star Lighouse CottagesDesignated a 4-star VisitorAttraction by the Scottish Tourist Board,the Lighthouse Keeper's self-catering cottages are the result of a ten-year restoration project, offering visitors the chance to stay in a unique, traditional setting but with luxurious, modern day comforts.

There are two cottages - each sleeping four with one double and one twin room each. Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and cooker. Bathroom, shower and shared laundry. Enjoy a tour of the Lighthouse and learn more about maritime history and North Ronaldsay's tragic shipwrecks, visit the Gift Shop, explore the Island and finish the day in front of an open fire. Groceries (including famous North Ronaldsay mutton) can be delivered to your fridge for your arrival. Learn more and see how easy it is to book your stay by clicking here or book it

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The North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory

The North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory,Established in 1987 to study and record the migrant birds that pass through Orkney's most northerly island each year. The NRBO also has a variety of excellent accommodation and hospitality services available, as well as an on-site shop for all your grocery needs.

Guest House

The guest house offers four double rooms, two twin rooms and a single, all of which are en-suite with tea & coffee making facilities and telephone extensions. One of the twin rooms is situated on the ground floor and adapted for use by disabled visitors. Families are welcome and cots or additional sofa-beds can be set up.


A 4-star, self-contained hostel with 10 bunk spaces (mixed or single sex), self-catering kitchen and two washrooms. Available rooms include a single 2-bed dormitory and two 4-bed dormitories, one of which is en-suite. Meals in the guest house can also be booked.


Camping ground near the observatory overlooking the North Sea, with use of hostel kitchen and washing facilities. Contact: Alison at or 01857 633200


Nouster Crofthouse

Nouster, A quiet, carefully restored Victorian building situated towards the Southern tip of the island, the house overlooks sandy Nouster beach and is a stone's throw from the pier, where you can watch friendly seals and native sheep grazing on seaweed. Two bedrooms, sleeping 4-5, and there is also a sofa bed downstairs. Bathroom and fully equipped kitchen. Contact June at 01857633253,


Dennishhill is a self-catering cottage situated towards the Northern end of the Island. It's the perfect spot for exploring North Ronaldsay by foot or bicycle (guest bikes available on request). The cottage has two bedrooms and sleeps up to 4, and boasts a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable sitting room and bathroom with shower. Contact Jenny at or 01856 874486.


Howar is a self-contained cottage situated within Howar Farm, this self-catering accommodation has two bedrooms and sleeps up to four. Enjoy un-interrupted views across Nouster Bay all the way to Sanday, and visit the Farm's many conservation animals, including a family of alpacas. Also situated on the the property of the farm of Howar is the Pictish archeological site the Broch of Burrian. For booking information contact June at 01857633253,

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