There are many interesting walks in and around the picturesque fishing town of Stromness. Reka Vik is a short distance away to the main street on foot approx 20 minutes and 4 minutes by car.
Warbeth beach is nearby where you may spot a seal or two, collect some shells and sea glass or watch the boats sailing to and fro. The glistening seas and tumbling waves on the rocks are spectacular to capture in any type of weather and time of year.
Taking a stroll into Stromness town is quite unique with its cobbled narrow streets and quaint houses. Some even have their own piers. There are many points of interest and history in and around the town to explore such as the Pier Arts Centre, museum, library, harbour, marina and the John Rae statue. There is also a swimming pool and fitness suite, squash court and golf course in and around the town for your leisure.
Stromness town offers a variety of shops selling groceries, products and everyday essentials. The butcher shop stocks a wide range of local produce, vegetables and meats as well as the bakery with its renowned delights. The Co-op supermarket is also well stocked and is open early until late. There is a fish shop on the outskirts of the town. There are also café, restaurant and take away services available with lovely tempting menus too.
There is an array of gift, art and craft shops and galleries that showcase our very talented local artists and crafters work. Perfect for purchasing a keepsake or gift as a reminder of your trip to Orkney.
Reka Vik is a short drive away (4 miles) from the heart of Neolithic Orkney. These extraordinary stone monuments include the Ring of Brodgar stone circle, Standing Stones, Maeshowe and Skara Brae village. Enriched with Orkney history, these well-preserved sites give us a glimpse of the way of life from long ago.