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Kirkwall, Scotland, United Kingdom
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The Inn Guest House
The Inn Guest House
9.6 Excellent
St Mary's, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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10.2 km from city centre, Kirkwall 
ExcellentBased on 6 reviews
9.6

Located within the picturesque countryside of St. Marys, The Inn Guest House offers comfortable accommodation and a wide range of facilities, including a wake-up service and wireless internet.

Corriemuir
Corriemuir
7.1 Good
Holm, Orkney., Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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7.5 km from city centre, Kirkwall 
GoodBased on 1 review
7.1

Corriemuir is ideally located in a peaceful village setting, a short drive from Kirkwall and Orphir. It also provides a safe, a library and luggage storage.

Karrawa Guest House
Karrawa Guest House
9.4 Excellent
Inganess Road, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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1.5 km from city centre, Kirkwall 
ExcellentBased on 125 reviews
9.4

Karrawa Guest House offers 3-star accommodation in Kirkwall. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

West End Hotel
West End Hotel
8.0 Excellent
14 Main Street, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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0.8 km from city centre, Kirkwall 
ExcellentBased on 275 reviews
8.0

West End Hotel Kirkwall is situated in Kirkwall and is close to the area's popular attractions. Guests can also make use of free wireless internet.

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Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:April
Average price in Kirkwall:$134/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$38/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Monday
$99 - $209
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$38 - $207
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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The Inn Guest House
The Inn Guest House
9.6 Excellent
St Mary's, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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10.2 km from city centre, Kirkwall 

Located within the picturesque countryside of St. Marys, The Inn Guest House offers comfortable accommodation and a wide range of facilities, including a wake-up service and wireless internet.

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Corriemuir
Corriemuir
7.1 Good
Holm, Orkney., Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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7.5 km from city centre, Kirkwall 

Corriemuir is ideally located in a peaceful village setting, a short drive from Kirkwall and Orphir. It also provides a safe, a library and luggage storage.

Cheapest hotels in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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Corriemuir
Corriemuir
7.1 Good
Holm, Orkney., Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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7.5 km from city centre,  

Corriemuir is ideally located in a peaceful village setting, a short drive from Kirkwall and Orphir. It also provides a safe, a library and luggage storage.

$123
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Karrawa Guest House
Karrawa Guest House
9.4 Excellent
Inganess Road, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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1.5 km from city centre,  

Karrawa Guest House offers 3-star accommodation in Kirkwall. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

$144
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West End Hotel
West End Hotel
8.0 Excellent
14 Main Street, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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0.8 km from city centre,  

West End Hotel Kirkwall is situated in Kirkwall and is close to the area's popular attractions. Guests can also make use of free wireless internet.

$148
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The Inn Guest House
The Inn Guest House
9.6 Excellent
St Mary's, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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10.2 km from city centre,  

Located within the picturesque countryside of St. Marys, The Inn Guest House offers comfortable accommodation and a wide range of facilities, including a wake-up service and wireless internet.

$167
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Kirkwall

3 stars

$144 - $167

The Inn Guest House

No. 1 most popular

The Inn Guest House
9.6 Excellent
$167
Avg. per night
West End Hotel

No. 2 most popular

West End Hotel
8.0 Excellent
$148
Avg. per night
Karrawa Guest House

Best value

Karrawa Guest House
9.4 Excellent
$144
Avg. per night

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About Kirkwall

The capital of the Orkney Islands, Kirkwall is a historic town that was established as the Norse settlement of Kirkjuvagr. It’s home to a striking cathedral and palace ruins that illustrate its tumultuous past, as well as a historic distillery with Viking roots.

Things to do

Admire the 12th-century red sandstone architecture of the St. Magnus Cathedral, a grand Romanesque landmark that dominates Kirkwall’s skyline. Its soaring interior features memorials to prominent Orcadians, including the explorer William Balfour Baikie, author Edwin Muir and artist Stanley Cursiter.

Opposite the cathedral are the remains of the Bishop's Palace where King Haakon IV of Norway died in 1263, bringing an end to Norse rule over the Outer Hebrides. Wander through the adjacent ruins of the Earl's Palace, which boasts early-17th-century Renaissance turrets.

Whisky enthusiasts should tour the Highlands Park Distillery, an 18th-century landmark on the outskirts of Kirkwall. Their Viking Soul Tour includes a short film about Orkney and the distillery’s Viking roots, followed by a tour of the working distillery and a tasting of two Highland Park drams.

One of Kirkwall’s most specialised cultural institutions is the Orkney Wireless Museum, which showcases the importance of wireless communication in the islands during World War II. It houses an impressive collection of domestic and military wireless equipment, including a U boat radio and a working crystal set where you can listen to BBC Radio Scotland.

Getting around

Kirkwall Airport is a 10-minute drive from the town centre and there are daily ferries to destinations throughout the Orkney Islands. Kirkwall can easily be explored on foot and is connected to other island towns and villages by buses.

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  • What are the best hotels in Kirkwall?

    Karrawa Guest House is a very popular hotel in Kirkwall, with a score of 9.4 from 125 reviews. Ayre Hotel & Ayre Apartments (8.5 from 426 reviews) and Merkister Hotel (8.9 from 122 reviews) are also highly rated Kirkwall hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.