An impressive Victorian mansion with antique furnishings, Highland Park House is less than 10 minutes' drive from Kirkwall town centre and airport. Free parking is available on site. Most of the rooms come with free WiFi access and a private or en suite bathroom. A full Scottish breakfast is also provided. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of The Ring of Brodgar is just over 20 minutes' drive from Highland Park House. The surrounding area also features scenic hills, beaches and seascapes. Highland Park House have a programme of events, art courses and tours.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site


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Guest reviews


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  • Dan
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Breakfasts were excellent, wide and imaginative food choices, kept is going all day
  • Brenda
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    room was very comfy, breakfast was great and the hosts were excellent. ( the weather was also brilliant but cannot guarentee that for future visitors)
  • Brian
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Very friendly and helpful. Great at suggesting places not highly advertised.
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Host Information

Company review score: 9.8Based on 178 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Neighbourhood information

Highland Park House is on the very edge of Kirkwall and it takes about 20 minutes to walk to the centre comfortably, but less than five by car. Once in the centre you will find the cathederal, plenty of shops, eating places and museums. Very close by we have the Highland Park Distillery and vistor centre which attracts tourists from all around the world and there is also a nearby hotel with an excellent restaurant. From the house it is easy to walk into the open fields and farmland behind. there are several tracks to explore and these can offer spectacular views. Scapa beach, a sheltered sandy bay, is about a mile away. From Highland Park House, Skara Brae prehistoric village is about 35 minutes drive, and Stromness about 30 minutes. Many other attractions and historic sites are closer. We are also within 30 minutes drive of all of the main ferry terminals and less than ten minutes from the airport. Orkney is an incredibly safe place. It is virtually crime free and many of the locals don't worry about locking cars or even their front doors. It is absolutely safe to explore or walk about at any time of day or night. Speaking of the evenings, in the Summer months, it stays light very late - particularly in June and July, evening trips out to look at the scenery and the long sunsets are highly recommended. If we are honest, days are short in the Winter months and the weather is often "entertaining" but you could also be rewarded with a sight of the Northern Lights.

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Property surroundings

Facilities of Highland Park House
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Packed lunches
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    Languages spoken
    • English

    Sustainable initiatives

    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

    House rules

    Highland Park House takes special requests - add in the next step!


    From 16:00 to 21:00

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


    From 07:30 to 10:00



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children are not allowed.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Cash Highland Park House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.

    Quiet hours

    Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 08:00.


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Late check-in by arrangement only. Late check-ins without prior agreement will be charged GBP 20.

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    Please inform Highland Park House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    Quiet hours are between 22:00:00 and 08:00:00.

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries, during dates where such guidelines exist.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

    In accordance with government guidelines to minimise transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary and other relevant information, during dates where such guidelines exist.

    Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

    FAQs about Highland Park House

    • Guests staying at Highland Park House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • Gluten-free

    • Highland Park House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Check-in at Highland Park House is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

      • Highland Park House is 1.1 miles from the centre of Kirkwall. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

      • The prices at Highland Park House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

      • Room options at Highland Park House include:

        • Double
        • Suite