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

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