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Skaill House

Overlooking the spectacular Bay of Skaill, Skaill House is the finest 17th Century mansion in Orkney. 

Covering thousands of years of history, Skaill House is renowned for its contribution to Orkney’s diverse and exciting past. Today, after careful restoration work, the house is open to the public. Skaill House has been accredited by Visit Scotland as a four star visitor attraction. There are many rooms to explore and stories to uncover.

Your Visit

Visitor Information

Skaill House is part of a joint experience with the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Skara Brae.

The tour and experience begin at the Skara Brae Visitor Centre. The House is open from April to September 10am to 6pm and October 10am to 4pm, 7 days a week.

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Our Apartments

Skaill House holiday accommodation comprises of two spacious self-catering apartments situated in a private wing of Skaill House. 


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Langskaill Apartment


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Peerieskaill Apartment

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Events & Experiences

An Evening With the 12th Laird at Skaill House

Delve into the fascinating world of Skaill House with “An Evening with the 12th Laird.” Join Major Malcolm Macrae, the 12th Laird of Breckness Estate, for an intimate journey through the history and heritage of this iconic Orkney estate.

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Admission Prices

We recommend booking online in advance for the best price and to guarantee entry. 

Admission to Skaill House is via a joint ticket with Skara Brae. To book your ticket please follow the link below.