Many of Orkney Islands’s highlights can be found within easy reach of Rousay, so it is a convenient place to base yourself. Trumland House and the Cubbie Roo's Castle are amongst the many popular sights here, adored by locals and visitors alike. Two more worthwhile attractions that are located close by Rousay are Midhowe Cairn and Midhowe Broch.
To really understand Orkney Islands, visit one of its fabulous cultural destinations. Stroll around the exhibits and savor the quiet atmosphere of Orkney Museum in Kirkwall.
If the sun is shining, do what the locals do and appreciate the nearby parks and reserves. The natural reserves such as Fitty Hill in Westray, allow visitors to see the species of flora and fauna that flourish in the region.
Destinations such as Balfour Castle in Shapinsay, the St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall and Noltland Castle in Westray are great places to check out while you’re in the area. To learn more about the local historic attractions, be sure to check out Bishop's Palace in Kirkwall, Earl's Palace in Stromness and Earl's Palace.
Visitors to Orkney Islands have many options for accommodation however, if you'd like to base yourself in the vicinity of Rousay, the Albert Hotel, Kirkwall is worth checking out.