5th. October 2021
We have now closed for the 2021 season. We would like to thank all of our visitors who overcame the challenges of the pandemic, stayed with us and helped us to have a successful season.
We will reopen again at Easter 2022. Our booking engine is at the edge of each page and is ready to take your reservation,
Update: Social Distancing rules have been lifted in Scotland. However, face coverings must still be worn in indoor public spaces. For the moment, this will include the hallways, stairs and communal areas of Highland Park House unless you are sitting down.
Visitors to the Isles are still being asked to take Covid tests in the three days before travel, including one on the morning of travel and obviously expected not to travel if a positive result is returned. All potential visitors ae reminded that remote areas and islands are not equipped to deal with significant outbreaks or large numbers of sick people and this scenario must be avoided.
If you are planning to travel from abroad, other restrictions may still apply. We recommend checking the latest Covid updates and advice from the Scottish Government and the governments of any country you intend to travel from or through.
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.
Due to the pandemic, 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.
Inevitably, 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. These are set out on a separate page.
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Style…
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.