Top Choice Castle in Westray

Noltland Castle

A half-mile west of Pierowall stands this sturdy ruined towerhouse, built in the 16th century by Gilbert Balfour, aide to Mary, Queen of Scots. The castle is super-atmospheric and bristles with shot holes, part of t…
Museum in Westray

Westray Heritage Centre

This has displays on local history, nature dioramas, and archaeological finds, with some famous neolithic carvings (including the 5000-year-old ‘Westray Wife’). These small sandstone figurines are the oldest known d…
Nature Reserve in Westray

Noup Head

This bird reserve at Westray's northwestern tip is a dramatic area of sea cliffs with vast numbers of breeding seabirds from April to July. You can walk here along the clifftops from a carpark, passing the impressiv…