After looking at all of the attractions and many historical places, as well as the abundance of beautiful small Islands to visit on the Orkney Islands, you may very well have decerned that Kirkwall is an excellent choice when it comes to choosing a place to stay. Not only does using accommodation in Kirkwall mean you are only minutes away from a huge choice of shops, pubs and restaurants, but it is only a 6-minute drive to the nearest airport, and even closer still to the ferry terminal. This means it is the ideal place by which to plan your exploration of the rest of the Orkney Islands.
Pomona Guest House, situated in the heart of the city of Kirkwall, offers cheap comfortable accommodation to suit all of your needs. With a hearty breakfast every morning to set you of on the right track, you are then in a prime position to fully explore and learn all you can about these Islands.
There are many things to do and see around the entire area of the Orkney Islands. However, here are just some of the tourist attractions that are available in Kirkwall.
This wildlife spot provides city dwellers and visitors alike with a place to watch and admire wildlife, birdlife and the well-known, well-loved otter.
It is a 12-minute walk away from our Pomona Guest House accommodation, and is the perfect location for a morning stroll while you take in views of the wildlife there is to offer in this beautiful yet urban area of Kirkwall. If you have brought your dog/dogs with you to Kirkwall, it is also the perfect place to bring them for a daily walk.
The Orkney Museum
Should you choose stay with us in Kirkwall for your holiday accommodation, then The Orkney Museum will be just 4-minutes’ walk away, and it is well worth a visit. This fascinating museum contains the story and rich history of the Orkney Islands from the Stone Ages to the present day.
The museum itself is an A-listed building, and first served as a house for the cathedral clergy, then as a home to the Baikie family of Tankerness. When you visit you can still see, within certain rooms of the museum, evidence of what the place would have looked like when used as a family home. While you are visiting the museum in Kirkwall, you could also take in the surrounding Tankerness House gardens, which are also well worth a visit.
The Pickaquoy Centre
The Pickaquoy centre offers a selection of activities and hosts an array of art displays and exhibitions for people of all ages and abilities. For example, it holds a gym, swimming pool and leisure suite as well as facilities that provide you with a choice of beauty therapies. There is a café for you visit while you enjoy some refreshments and the centre also houses an impressive cinema with a good choice of entertainment available.
For more information on booking accommodation, in Kirkwall, with the Pomona Guest House so that you can enjoy all Kirkwall has to offer, contact us today.