Located on the beautiful Gloucestershire and Herefordshire border, The Farmers Boy is a 17th-century country inn. Family owned, this award-winning inn offers charming accommodation.
The Orkney Islands are a collection of around 70 islands situated about 10km off the north-eastern tip of Scotland. Most of the population lives on the largest island, known as the 'mainland', but several other islands such as Shapinsay, Gairsay, Stronsay and Eday, to name but a few, are also inhabited all year round.
This is an ancient place as there is evidence of humans living in Orkney for over 6,000 years. You'll find a great number of archaeological sites here, where you can explore everything from Neolithic tombs to Viking settlements. Some truly ancient sites, such as Skara Brae on mainland Orkney, have been given World Heritage Status.
The landscape of Orkney is mainly low-lying and its gentle hills, heather heathlands, lochs and abundant wildflower meadows attract visitors all year round. You won't find the climate that cold in Orkney, as its temperature doesn't tend to fluctuate that much between summer and winter. But it is windy so do bring a hat whatever the time of year!
Thousands of seabirds nest around the Orkney cliffs during the summer providing a big attraction to visitors. You can also see other birds such as puffin, swallow, hen harriers and many more in this part of Scotland. Seals bask on the skerries and shores around Orkney and often a stroll along the beach will mean you can catch sight of one.
Capital of Orkney is the town of Kirkwall and it has many gift and craft shops to explore among its narrow streets or visit the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, which has an amazing vaulted ceiling. Another town worth seeing is Stromness, historically known for its fishing trade route with Canada, and is situated among the dramatic backdrop of the Hills of Hoy.
Set in Kirkwall, Orkney, family-run Ayre Hotel & Ayre Apartments overlooks Kirkwall harbour. It offers local produce in its restaurant and traditionally styled rooms, with free Wi-Fi. Free private parking read more
Set in a 17th-century building, the Yew Tree is located in Longhope village, just 5 minutes’ drive from the Forest of Dean. Free private parking is provided and free Wi-Fi read more
Situated just 13 minutes’ from St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall Youth Hostel offers free onsite parking and a self-catering kitchen. This former World War II base and school is quietly located read more
Karrawa Guest House is set in the centre of Kirkwall and within 2.5 miles of the airport and ferry terminal. This family-run property offers pleasant rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Set in picturesque Kirkwall, capital of the Orkney Islands, Hildeval offers en suite accommodation, free Wi-Fi throughout and a flat-screen TV in each room.
Located on the rural border between Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, New House Farm Bed and Breakfast is less than 10 minutes’ drive from the Forest of Dean, Ross-on-Wye, and the Wye read more
Looking out across the harbour of the Orkney Islands’ largest town, The Kirkwall Hotel features a high-quality restaurant and bar along with stylish en suite rooms.
The Cottage offers pet-friendly accommodation in Longhope. The unit is 48 km from Bristol. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with an oven, a toaster and fridge. read more
Stratville Annex offers accommodation in Longhope. The unit is 49 km from Bristol. There is a dining area and a kitchen complete with a dishwasher, an oven and toaster. Towels read more
Harbour View is a holiday home situated in Stromness in the Orkney Islands Region and is 43 km from Thurso. The unit is 11 km from Orkney. The kitchen has read more
Tiffyhall is located in Orkney Island, 20 miles from the Mainland, and 10 miles from the capital town of Kirkwall. It offers self-catering accommodation with free WiFi and free private read more