Experience Orkney at High Park Lodges
Orkney is a group of beautiful islands to the North of mainland Scotland. Orkney is best explored at your own pace, whether experiencing the amazing natural history first–hand or exploring Orkney’s world class archaeology. High Park Lodges are ideally placed to explore Orkney.
Modern Orkney offers many things to do to keep the family amused, including Festivals, sport and wonderful local food & drink to enjoy. Orkney is host to many species of bird. There are hotels, restaurants, shops, supermarkets, visitor attractions, leisure centre, swimming pool and cinema located in the heart of Kirkwall, as well as a host of other attractions on the Orkney mainland and the north and south isles.
Orkney is a paradise for nature lovers, there is so much to experience. Cliff–top walks, http://www.visitscotland.com/see-do/activities/walking/orkney sandy beaches to explore and the incredible wildlife to observe http://www.orkney.com/animals. Orkney is one of the best locations in the UK for bird-watching. The RSPB operates ten reserves in Orkney. http://www.orkney.com/birds and
Orkney has been home to humans for thousands of years. From Orkney’s Neolithic settlers to the bronze & iron ages to the Pictish peoples & Vikings and into the modern age, and two World wars, there is a wealth of archaeology and heritage to discover.
Orkney has become World famous for it’s well preserved historic sites like Skara Brae, Maeshowe, the Ring of Brodgar, the Broch of Gurness and the Tomb of the Eagles. Orkney is also home to the world famous St.Magnus cathedral, which is about 15 minutes walk from High Park Lodges.
The World wars of the 20th century also left there marks famously on Orkney with the Churchill barriers, the German fleet scuttled in Scapa flow and the Italian chapel. The visitor centre at Lyness on the island of Hoy offers a glimpse back into the troubled 20th century.
There are several active and well supported festivals hosted in Orkney including the St.Magnus festival, the Orkney folk festival, the Orkney Science festival and many more exhibitions of art, music, drama and poetry.
Free trout fishing & sea angling makes Orkney an attractive destination for anglers of all abilities. Sailing is catered for with Kirkwall and Stromness providing marinas for visiting yachts.
Golfers will enjoy a choice of three excellent golf courses on mainland Orkney in Kirkwall, Stromness and South Ronaldsay.