Nearly every visitor is enchanted with our long, plunging, winding street - and should wander off up one of the closes - or down one of the small piers with it's boats and creels. Stromness is a fascinating web of stone. And When you wander up one of these closes your feet should never stop until they arrive at the summit of Brinkies Brae. From Brinkies Brae the view is marvellous - a gleam of lochs, hovering hawks, Hoy and the Atlantic, Scapa Flow, the huddle of grey houses at your feet.

Stromness facts

Graham Place and Dundas Street in StromnessBy 1743 Stromness was large enough to challenge the taxes paid to Kirkwall on its growing trade.
Alexander Graham, a merchant, launched a legal battle that was to last for fifteen years, but which ended with the removal of the taxes paid by smaller towns to Royal Burghs like Kirkwall
across Scotland.
Alexander Graham is celebrated in the town - the towns main square is called Graham Place.

Previous Guest comments

Franklin's View master bedroomGreat accommodation - enjoyed viewing lighthouse and ferry watching. Cycled loads - views at Yesnaby were terrific. Neolithic sites worth a visit, particularly Skara Brae. But don't do too much. Just relax. Italian Chapel and Scapa Flow barriers a reminder of the not too distant past. Didn't get to Hoy this time but can recommend.MORE

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