Grace McDill, Toomal, Back Road, Stromness
Orkney, KW16 3JW
Tel: 01856 850849
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"We have had a wonderful week here in Stromness visiting relatives and sightseeing. The accommodation is superb with fantastic views of Scapa Flow, the harbour and Hoy. We have really enjoyed our holiday and will have wonderful memories of Orkney."

Quildon Self Catering in Stromness, Orkney - Round About

View of Stromness Harbour from QuildonQuildon Self Catering is located on the back road of the waterside town of Stromness.

Stromness is quite unique in that it's houses are packed between a rocky hill (Brinkies Brae) and the shore. The waterfront is made up of a jumble of houses and piers and jetties.

The NorthLink Ferries ship from Scrabster in the North of Scotland arrives and The winding main street of Stromnessdeparts from Stromness harbour up to three times a day.

The main street of Stromness which runs behind these tall waterfront houses is thin and winding - and is quite precarious to drive through! Along the street are dotted shops and restaurants, galleries and pubs.

A Neolithic house at Skara Brae in OrkneyThe second road in Stromness, the back road, meets up with the main street and it is along this road that Quildon is located. A mere 5 minutes walk from the bustle of the main street, Quildon is a peaceful place to stay.

You will find plenty to do in Stromness - there is a beautiful golf course by the sea, a museum and a library with internet access. There are craft shops and cafes to explore, and the nearby butcher and baker offer beautiful and tasty locally-made food. There is a swimming pool and festivals in the summer, as well as plenty of playparks and sandy beaches for the kids.

The Ring of Brodgar, OrkneyThe main sights of interest in Orkney are all nearby too. Skara Brae, the prehistoric village, and Maeshowe, a tomb scrawled with Viking Graffiti are closest.

The Ring of Brodgar, a mysterious circle of giant standing stones and the Italian Chapel - a beautiful church built out of two Nissan huts by Italian POWs in World war 2 - are all a short car drive away from Quildon Self Catering.

Over the crest of the hill from Quildon is a stunning view - looking south to the hilly island of Hoy.

A day trip here is recommended - to see the Dwarfie Stane (a tomb literally cut into a giant slab of rock) the stunning Old Man of Hoy (pictured in the top left corner) and the beautiful valley of Rackwick. The foot-passenger ferry leaves from Stromness Harbour.

The Italian Chapel in OrkneyRackwick Bay in Hoy, OrkneyHowever you choose to spend your holiday in Orkney, we are sure you will find plenty to do.

We are also sure that after a busy day you will enjoy returning home for a relaxing evening at Quildon Self Catering.

 

 

 

Table of Distance from Stromness
  Burwick 36 miles
  Standing Stones 6½ miles
  Maeshowe 5½ miles
  Skara Brae 8 miles
  By Sea -  
  Graemsay 2 miles
  Moaness 5 miles
  By Land (from Moaness) -  
  Longhope 17 miles
  Lyness 9½ miles
  Old Man of Hoy 6 miles
  Dwarfie Stane 3 miles
  Berriedale 3 miles
  Rackwick 5 miles
  Kirkwall 16 miles
  Finstown 8 miles
  Dounby 9½ miles
  Stenness PO 4 miles
  Orphir PO 11 miles
  Rendall PO 12 miles
  Evie PO 17 miles
  Sandwick PO 6½ miles
  Twatt PO 10¼ miles
  Palace, Birsay 14 miles
  Yesnaby 5½ miles
  Black Crag 2¾ miles
  Warebeth 1½ miles
  Houton 7 miles