North Ronaldsay Lighthouse & Visitor Centre


Dennis Ness, North Ronaldsay, Orkney, KW17 2BG

    Welcome to North Ronaldsay Lighthouse and Visitor Centre - the oldest intact lighthouse in Scotland.

    Come and experience the tallest land based lighthouse in the UK.

    • The oldest intact lighthouse in Scotland.
    • The last working foghorn station in Scotland.
    • The working mill turning North Ronaldsay fleeces into yarn.
    • Exhibitions on Island life and Lighthouses.
    • Beautiful fresh food served in the cafe.
    • Wonderful range of wool and lighthouse products in the gift shop.


    • Then there is the beauty of the island.....
    4 Visitor Attraction
    Taste Our Best
    Opening Times
    Opening times 2013
    1 Oct 2015 - 30 Apr 2016

    After September cafe and shop opening times vary however visitor centre may still be open. Telephone, text, or email for confirmation, or request.


    • Bar Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Lunch Available
    • Restaurant
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Diners Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children's Menu Available


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location


    • Cycle Hire Nearby Bike Hire available with pick up and drop off as per requests ie airport, ferry port, accomodation, anywhere on North Ronaldsay no problem

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

    Journey Planner

    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop


    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
    • There is an audible alarm system
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • Lighting effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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