Highland Park House incorporating Creative Escapes (Orkney) Highland Park House

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Highland Park House, St Ola, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1SU

    Welcome to Creative Escapes (Orkney) at Highland Park House. Enjoy B&B or self catering in this stunning mansion on the edge of Kirkwall. This is an ideal hub from which to explore Orkney independently or you could try one of our courses.

    Accommodation and lots more...

    Highland Park House is an impressive mansion on the outskirts of Kirkwall. We are within easy reach of the town centre, but we are also bordered by open countryside with walks through fields to nearby beaches.  We can offer bed and breakfast with a range of en-suite and standard rooms. We also have a lovely self catering serviced apartment available. This will accommodate up to six people. The bed and breakfast rooms are mostly furnished in a period style to match the building. Rooms will have features such as Victorian iron beds and  original artwork. We offer a flexible approach - contact us with your requirements and we will do what we can to match your needs,


    As well as general and holiday accommodation, we offer day and residential courses in Art, Writing and Drama (ideal for a rainy day or if you don't want to sit in a bird-watching hide with your partner for eight hours). The ground floor of the building has a suite of Art and Performance studios with a gallery/exhibition space. Full details are on our website. More extensive catering is provided for guests who are participating in residential courses. It is little surprise that the the house is a popular choice for those with an artistic or literary disposition.

    In addition to the facilities that Kirkwall has to offer, we are in easy driving distance of all of Orkney's East and West Mainland. This includes the fabulous Skara Brae, Stenness stones and the Ring of Brodgar. There are many sites for watching birds, seals and other wildlife. Neighbouring islands are accessible via an extensive series of ferries or by air.

    Please contact us directly for more information or look at our websites: www.orkneyholidayrooms.co.uk  (for accommodation) www.artistsholidaysorkney.co.uk (courses)    or call 01856 876077

    Opening Times
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday
    • Hotel Breaks
    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Cot Available


    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Tuition Available


    • Town Location Edge of Kirkwall. Fields and open countryside immediately behind the house, but town centre and harbour 20 minutes walk or 5 five minutes by car.


    • Breakfast Available
    • Bring Your Own Bottle
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement Evening meals normally only for guests who are participating in 3 and 5 day courses.
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Shower Ensuite

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden Large garden and extensive walks into adjacent countryside.
    • Television Available on request.


    • Private Parking

    Road Directions

    From Kirkwall: You will find us off the Holm road just as you leave Kirkwall on the A961. Turn left up Rosebank which is immediately before the Highland Park Distillery and head straight up the hill. You will see our building with its distinctive square tower. Beware of the rutted track just after the gates.

    (If coming from St. Margaret's Hope via the A961, Rosebank is the right turn immediately after the distillery).

    Public Transport Directions

    Highland Park House is set just up from the A961 on the outskirts of Kirkwall. There is private parking on site.

    Buses run from Kirkwall and St. Margaret's Hope (nearest stop on Holm road near the Highland PArk Distillery).

    The town centre with shops, bars, restaurants, cathedral and harbour is five minutes by car or 20-25 inutes by foot.

    The airport at Kirkwall is Only a few minutes by car or taxi.

    Kirkwall ferries/Hatston quay is a few minutes by car or taxi.

    St. Margaret's Hope (Pentland Ferries) is less than 25 minutes away.

    Stromness (Northlink Ferries) is less than 30 minutes away.



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