Many of Orkney Islands’s attractions are within easy reach of Birsay, making it a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Two sights that should top every visitor’s to-do list is the wonderful Earl's Palace and the much-loved Brough of Birsay. Two other interesting attractions you’ll find within a short distance of Birsay are Skara Brae and the Broch of Gurness.
To better understand Orkney Islands, visit one of its museums and theaters. Explore, admire and be thoroughly entertained in the variety of museums such as Orkney Museum in Kirkwall. The area is a great place for lovers of art. Visit the Piers Art Centre in Stromness.
When it’s time to take a break from the noisy streets of Orkney Islands, head to the nearby green spaces. Discover the coastal spots nearby such as Grobost Beach in Westray. The nature reserves such as Ward Hill in Hoy Island, Fitty Hill in Westray and the St. John's Head, allow visitors to see the animals and plants that flourish in the area.
While you are here, visit some of the local sights such as Balfour Castle in Shapinsay, the Old Man of Hoy in Hoy Island and the St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall. These are a magnet for travellers from all the corners of the globe. For a tour of the nearby historic attractions, be sure to check out Bishop's Palace in Kirkwall and Earl's Palace.
Consider booking a hotel room or a serviced appartment in or near Birsay, to better appreciate this area's many charms. Check out the Albert Hotel, Kirkwall, or the Houton Bay Lodge, Orphir, which are two of the more popular local options.