Shapinsay Vacations

Check out the sights in Shapinsay, which lies 11 miles (18 kilometers) to the east of Orkney Islands. This popular destination is approximately 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Kirkwall Airport.

Shapinsay is near many of Orkney Islands’s well-known sights. Among the most interesting places to see are the fascinating Balfour Castle and the remarkable St. Magnus Cathedral. And if your schedule allows, be sure to visit Orkney Museum and Earl's Palace.

Savvy travelers in Shapinsay, keen to deepen their appreciation of this area, will love the nearby cultural attractions. Popular galleries, include the Piers Art Centre in Stromness.

If the weather is good head outside and enjoy the nearby parks and reserves. Make the most of the local wilderness by heading to Fitty Hill in Westray.

While you are here, don’t miss the nearby local attractions such as Churchill Barriers in Kirkwall, Trumland House in Rousay and the Cubbie Roo's Castle. These spots are popular with travellers from all the corners of the globe. Admire some of the places of worship such as Italian Chapel in Kirkwall. Admire the beautiful craftsmanship and gain an appreciation of the impotence of faith in Shapinsay. The Orkney Islands area features some fascinating relics from yesteryear; be sure not to miss Bishop's Palace in Kirkwall and Earl's Palace in Stromness.

If you are planning a trip to Orkney Islands, why not base yourself right in Shapinsay? The area has a wide range of hotels to choose from. Check out the rooms and rates at the Albert Hotel, Kirkwall or the Houton Bay Lodge, Orphir, which are two of the most talked about local options.

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