Sandwick is a large parish on the west side of Mainland Orkney, to the west of Dounby.
Located in the north-west of Orkney's main island, Sandwick is an ideal base for exploring many of Orkney's key archaeological sites including the Neolithic village of Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar and Maeshowe. The coast of Sandwick consists of cavernous cliffs, from 100 to 200 ft, and includes a lofty natural arch called the hole of Rowe, and is much flanked by insulated pillar-rocks.
Visitors can enjoy a stroll along the beautiful beach at Skaill. Skaill House is one of the finest mansions on Orkney and has numerous artifacts dating back to the 17th century. St Peter’s Kirk, known locally as Skaill Kirk, is a rare example of an unaltered Scots Parish Kirk from 1836.