Laing House is a delightful traditional home and retains historical importance. The building dates back to the early 1700s, and was the birthplace of Malcolm Laing a local historian 1762- 1818 and Samuel Laing a renowned travel writer and translator 1780- 1868. Their father Robert Laing planted the tree, which is one of the many focal points in Albert Street and stands outside Laing House.
Laing house is perfectly situated in the heart of Kirkwall and provides an excellent base. We are just a short stroll from the many superb restaurants, bars, cafés, shops and historic attractions and are only minutes away from the bus and ferry terminals, which provide an excellent service for the explorers among you.
This large house benefits from spacious rooms and two en-suite guest bedrooms, each are stylishly decorated. In the comfortable lounge/ dining room you’ll find a selection of books and maps of the area to help you plan your tours of Orkney. We offer free Wi-Fi and private off-road parking. Our hearty breakfast is served in the dining room, where you can choose from a range of locally sourced produce.
We look forward to meeting you and are confident you’ll carry home warm and happy memories of your visit and Orkney island experience.