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Top Choice Archaeological Site in South Ronaldsay

Tomb of the Eagles

Two significant archaeological sites were found here by a farmer on his land. The first is a Bronze Age stone building with a firepit, indoor well and plenty of seating (a communal cooking site or the original Orkne…
Archaeological Site in South Ronaldsay

Banks Chambered Tomb

Discovered while digging was under way for a car park, this 5000-year-old chambered tomb has yielded a vast quantity of human bones, well preserved thanks to the saturation of the earth. The tomb, dug into bedrock, …
Seafood in South Ronaldsay

Skerries Bistro

This cafe-bistro occupies a spectacular setting at the southern end of South Ronaldsay. It's a smart, modern glass-walled building with a deck and great clifftop views. Meals range from soups and sandwiches to daily…
Cafe in South Ronaldsay

Robertsons

Tastefully renovated, this characterful high-ceilinged former general store with chessboard tiles makes an atmospheric venue for a morning coffee and filled roll, or light meals such as soups and cheeseboards with l…
Art in South Ronaldsay

Hoxa Tapestry Gallery

Leila Thomson's sweeping tapestry creations channel Orkney's landscapes and seascapes, as do her daughter's paintings, in this gallery three miles from the ferry at St Margaret's Hope.
Pub Food in South Ronaldsay

Murray Arms Hotel

In the centre of South Ronaldsay's main settlement, this inn does uncomplicated but tasty fare, including curries and local crab and scallops. The bar is popular with locals and it's a great spot to have a chinwag w…