Highland Park House

Highland Park House plans to open for guests on 26th April 2021

The Scottish Government has announced that hospitality businesses may open from 26th April 2021 and that travel within Scotland, including Orkney will be unrestricted. However we recommend checking the latest Covid updates and advice from the Scottish Government – if you are planning to travel from abroad, other restrictions may still apply.

Safety logo

Highland Park House has been awarded the Visit Scotland “Good To Go” Green Tick, confirming that our CV19 procedures are meeting government recommendations.

Welcome to Highland Park House. On the edge of Kirkwall and close to the famous distillery, we offer elegant and comfortable accommodation in this spectacular period mansion.

Things feel somewhat different from normal and we have had to change a number of the things that we do. However, Orkney is still working its magic and we will make you comfortable and provide you with a great, centrally located base from which to explore these islands. The information below was last amended in September 2020. We are hoping that many of these restrictions will not apply by the time we reopen in Spring 2021.


Please follow this link to see what precautions we have taken to minimize the risk of CV19 infection and how this will affect our guests and visitors.

There are certain rules and expectations that guests must agree to follow. This is to help safeguard the health and comfort of all our guests as well as ourselves.

We understand that travel restrictions have made travel difficult or impossible for some and that some bookings had to be cancelled because of CV19. We still invite all affected guests to rebook at any future available date next year. All deposits will be automatically transferred to the revised booking and we guarantee that there will be no price increase to existing bookings other than any additional taxes imposed by local or national governments. To rebook, please use the booking engine on this website. If there is any price difference with your original booking just contact us by email and we will adjust accordingly.

We would like to thank the overwhelming number of pre-booked guests who have agreed to rebook in the future. We have had many kind messages of support. Unless the CV19 situation deteriorates significantly in the future, we look forward to welcoming guests in 2021.

Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Style…

Highland Park House Video

Highland Park House is an imposing Victorian mansion just five minutes’ drive from the centre of Kirkwall. We offer luxury Bed & Breakfast with beautiful rooms for functions and special occasions.
Whether you are looking for accommodation for a memorable holiday, or a venue for a special event, a warm welcome awaits you in this unique family owned and run house.

Highland Park House was built for James ‘The Major’ Grant when he bought the famous Highland Park Distillery  in the late 19th century. It is an imposing, gothic mansion, overlooking the distillery and with views over Kirkwall to Wideford Hill and Weyland Bay. Grant was immensely wealthy, and a trail-blazer for modern ideas. He was the first in this part of Scotland to own a motor car and he powered his distillery and his fine new house with electricity from his own generators. One hundred years later the house had become a care home, and then fallen into disrepair. Artists Antony Hodgson and Áine King bought the house in 2013 and have restored the building in keeping with its original 1890s art nouveau style, but with modern comforts such as central heating, wifi and en suite bathrooms.

Today the house has 6 luxury Bed & Breakfast rooms, a large lounge/music room with comfortable seating, a library / meeting room, an art gallery and a formal dining room / conference room.

Less than 10 minutes by car from Kirkwall Airport, 10 minutes from the Kirkwall ferry terminal and 25 minutes from Stromness and St Margaret’s Hope, Highland Park House is ideally situated for exploring all that Orkney has to offer, including the World Heritage Site of Skara Brae  and The Ness Of Brodgar.




B and B accommodation in Orkney. This Kirkwall mansion also offers a stylish, period venue for small and medium events. B&B or BnB? Either way, you won't be disappointed.