Papa Westray attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Papa Westray

Knap of Howar

By the seashore, this sturdy stone-built farmhouse and storeroom are solidly built testimony to crofting life on Papa Westray island…5500 years ago. An astonishing sight, it's one of the best-preserved neolithic hou…
Island in Papa Westray

Holm of Papay

This uninhabited island just off the eastern shore of Papa Westray is notable for its three chambered cairns, the largest of which (South Cairn) is most impressive, with a very long entrance passage and numerous bur…
Museum in Papa Westray

Kelp Store

This 18th-century seaweed shed has been impressively restored and holds an interesting exhibition on Papa Westray's history and craft traditions.
Museum in Papa Westray

Bothy Museum

On a historic farm in the centre of Papa Westray, this tiny museum is packed full of objects from the everyday life of the island's past. Agricultural implements and historical snippets take their place alongside ha…
Church in Papa Westray

St Boniface Kirk

This pretty church stands near the shore surrounded by a picturesque graveyard. Papa Westray was the cradle of Christianity in Orkney, and this was founded in the 8th century, though most of the more recently restor…