Stromness is the Venice of the North. This picturesque old fishing town, with her winding cobbled streets and open piers is a great base for your holiday. Cliff top and beech walks are on your doorstep. Pubs, cafes and restaurants, gift shops, craft shops and studio galleries and the world renowned Pier Arts Centre all add to her charm.

What Stromness has:

  • Pubs! - The Ferry Inn, The Stromness Hotel and The Royal Hotel all serve good beer and food
  • Dive Shop - Scapa Scuba – “Try a dive today” a fantastic day out - see Scapa Scuba for more information
  • Banks - Bank of Scotland with cashpoint
  • Supermarket - Co-op open till 10pm
  • Bakery, butchers, and grocers stocked with local produce
  • Doctors - Stromness Surgery
  • Chemist
  • Restaurants – The Hamnavoe Restaurant, Julia’s Coffee Shop, and the Stromness Chinese takeaway
  • Petrol station - Near the Co-op, North End Road
  • Stromness Golf Course
  • Swimming pool with sauna, steam room and jacuzzi
  • Art galleries, museums and craft shops