Orkney is one of those places that is experiencing a surge in newlyweds as a result of the travel restrictions during COVID. And it’s no wonder why. Your Orkney honeymoon could be a fun-filled adventure, with gorgeous scenery and lots of alone time.
With over 70 individual islands making up the Orkney islands, there are so many naturally beautiful sights and sounds waiting for any lucky newlyweds who make the trip there. Its idyllic scenery is the perfect place to make memories that you’ll never forget.
Tempted? Read on for the best places to stay and the best things to do as a couple on an Orkney honeymoon.
Honeymoon Hotels in Orkney
The right hotel can make a honeymoon extra special. When booking your Orkney honeymoon you will find that some of the hotels and Bed & Breakfasts in Orkney are a little different from standard accommodation seen in major cities. However, the sea views and secluded feeling that they can offer are second to none and definitely worth taking advantage of.
If the sounds, sights, and smells of the coast lure you to Orkney, consider a stay in one of these hotels:
- The Sands Hotel, Island of Burray
- 1 Broughton, Westray
- Braeswick B&B, Sanday
- Kirkwall Hotel, Kirkwall
- Royal Hotel, Stromness
Things To Do In Orkney
As Orkney is perfect for taking time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, an Orkney honeymoon offers the unique opportunity to take a step back and enjoy some of life’s more humble pleasures.
Orkney has an abundance of wildlife and impressive views to make sure that your honeymoon will be full of beautiful things to see and do, like:
- Saint Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall
- Highland Park Distillery, Kirkwall
- Ring of Brodgar, Stromness
- Brough of Birsay, Mainland Orkney
- Yesnaby Cliffs, Stromness
Places To Eat In Orkney
Whether you are honeymooning on a budget or you have a little extra to spend, Orkney has some delightful places to eat. There are many restaurants and bars across the islands, serving up delicious fresh seafood and other traditional dishes.
If you are planning your Orkney honeymoon on a budget it’s always worth checking with each restaurant before booking as there are often early bird specials or set meal plans on offer. Many couples choose to eat cheaply for the majority of their stay but then book into somewhere a little more special for a couple of date nights, to make the dining experience a little more memorable.
Unfortunately, there aren’t any Michelin starred restaurants on the islands, but there are still plenty of opportunities to experience fine dining at a selection of restaurants, including:
- The Kirk Gallery, Mainland Orkney
- The Foveran Restaurant, Mainland Orkney
- Robertson, South Ronaldsay
- Skerries Bistro, South Ronaldsay
- The Shore Restaurant, Mainland Orkney
Why Choose an Orkney Honeymoon?
Regardless of what you choose to do in the Orkney islands, we’re absolutely sure that you’ll agree that this is one of the most romantic and secluded trips in the UK that newlyweds could hope to experience.
If you aren’t sure that choosing Orkney as your honeymoon destination is right for you, it’s always worth contacting the local tourist board to see if they can offer any local information to help make your stay even more memorable.
Other Honeymoon Destinations In The UK
If a trip to the beautiful Orkney Isles hasn’t piqued your interest, we’ve got plenty more ideal honeymoon locations in the UK to choose from.