We stayed for three nights doing a birdwatching and touring break. Flight over is just jump in the eight seater plane, belt up, pilot starts the engines and away you go. Flying as it should be with no long check in queues or any delays. Exhilarating flight of half an hour with good views of the other Orkney islands. A small shed houses the North Ronaldsay air terminal. A half mile ancient Land Rover trip to the observatory and that's it, great!! The observatory staff are very friendly and helpful. Menus are set but the seaweed fed North Ronaldsay mutton is excellent. The only other major attraction apart from the birding is the lighthouse at the north end of the island where Billy the former keeper will give you a tour round. Be warned 178 steps to the top!
- Also Known As:
- North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory Scotland