Skaill House

Historic Buildings & Homes

Breckness Estate, Sandwick, Orkney, KW16 3LR

    See inside the finest mansion in Orkney and experience 5,000 years of history at Skaill House.

    Built for Bishop George Graham in 1620, this imposing mansion is peacefully situated between the sea and the Loch of Skaill. Explore inside this ancient residence and admire family heirlooms including a Norse calendar stick and a dinner service that was used by Captain James Cook. Located just 200 m from the Neolithic village of Skara Brae, entry to both this archaeological site and the house are included as a joint ticket. The house is also available all year for weddings and private functions and in its North Wing there are two apartments available as holiday accommodation.

    4 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015


    • Children Welcome


    • ASVA Member

    Payment Methods

    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card

    Wedding Services

    • Able to erect a marquee
    • Accommodation Available
    • Can use own suppliers
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Romantic Location


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by ferry:- From Stromness. A965 to Kirkwall. 1 mile turn left to Birsay and Skara Brae (A966), after 3 miles turn left to Skaill Bay and Skara Brae (B9056). Skaill house is first left at far end of Skaill loch.

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