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 a memorable time!

Lighthousekeepers’ Cottages

Situated on the remote and beautiful northern shore of North Ronaldsay, the former Lighthouse Keepers' Cottages offer visitors a year-round, high-end, self-catering accommodation.


The self-contained cottage is part of Howar farm which forms the penninsula at the southernmost tip of the island and includes Burrian Broch. From inside the cottage there are views of Sanday and across beautiful Nouster Bay to the pier and the observatory.


Dennishill is a recently renovated croft, which sleeps 4 in two bedrooms. The cottage is very well furnished, with private parking facilities, and is the perfect base from which to explore the island.

Nouster Crofthouse

Nouster; a quiet, carefully restored Victorian building situated towards the Southern tip of the island overlooking a sandy Nouster beach, a stone's throw from the pier, where you can watch friendly seals and native sheep grazing on seaweed.

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.

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