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West End Hotel
West End Hotel
7.9 Good
14 Main Street, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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0.8 km from city centre, Kirkwall 
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7.9

West End Hotel Kirkwall is situated in Kirkwall and is close to the area's popular attractions. Guests can also make use of free wireless internet.

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Cheapest month:December
Most expensive month:April
Average price in Kirkwall:S$ 135/night
Absolute cheapest price found:S$ 38/night
Cheapest day:Friday
Most expensive day:Monday
S$ 98 - S$ 208
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
S$ 38 - S$ 206
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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West End Hotel
West End Hotel
7.9 Good
14 Main Street, Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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0.8 km from city centre,  

West End Hotel Kirkwall is situated in Kirkwall and is close to the area's popular attractions. Guests can also make use of free wireless internet.

S$ 139
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About Kirkwall

The capital of the Orkney Islands, Kirkwall is a historic town that was established as the Norse settlement of Kirkjuvagr. It’s home to a striking cathedral and palace ruins that illustrate its tumultuous past, as well as a historic distillery with Viking roots.

Things to do

Admire the 12th-century red sandstone architecture of the St. Magnus Cathedral, a grand Romanesque landmark that dominates Kirkwall’s skyline. Its soaring interior features memorials to prominent Orcadians, including the explorer William Balfour Baikie, author Edwin Muir and artist Stanley Cursiter.

Opposite the cathedral are the remains of the Bishop's Palace where King Haakon IV of Norway died in 1263, bringing an end to Norse rule over the Outer Hebrides. Wander through the adjacent ruins of the Earl's Palace, which boasts early-17th-century Renaissance turrets.

Whisky enthusiasts should tour the Highlands Park Distillery, an 18th-century landmark on the outskirts of Kirkwall. Their Viking Soul Tour includes a short film about Orkney and the distillery’s Viking roots, followed by a tour of the working distillery and a tasting of two Highland Park drams.

One of Kirkwall’s most specialised cultural institutions is the Orkney Wireless Museum, which showcases the importance of wireless communication in the islands during World War II. It houses an impressive collection of domestic and military wireless equipment, including a U boat radio and a working crystal set where you can listen to BBC Radio Scotland.

Getting around

Kirkwall Airport is a 10-minute drive from the town centre and there are daily ferries to destinations throughout the Orkney Islands. Kirkwall can easily be explored on foot and is connected to other island towns and villages by buses.

Kirkwall travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Kirkwall?

    Kirkwall is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is The Ayre Hotel, which has a current rating of 8.5. For other potential stays, consider The Shore and Sands Hotel, which can also be great places to stay in Kirkwall.

  • How much do hotels in Kirkwall cost?

    Kirkwall hotels have an average price of S$ 188/night (based on searches on HotelsCombined in the last 3 days). For a 4-star hotel, the average price is S$ 160/night, and if you are looking for a 5-star hotel in Kirkwall then the average price is around S$ 208/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Kirkwall?

    S$ 96/night is the cheapest price found for a hotel in Kirkwall by HotelsCombined users over the last 72 hours.

  • How much is a hotel in Kirkwall tonight?

    Kirkwall hotels start at S$ 111 for tonight; however, the average price of accommodation is about S$ 164. Many 4-star stays can be found in Kirkwall tonight, with prices starting at S$ 132. These prices were found on HotelsCombined within the last 72 hours.