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Consumer Advisory: Selecting a Tour Guide
If you are planning to explore with a guided tour service, check that person who is in the role of a guide is fully trained and formally qualified, otherwise you may simply be using an expensive taxi service.
Qualified Guides with the Orkney Regional Affiliate training course of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, pass a series of written and practical examinations, before being awarded the coveted Green Badge. Only those guides who hold this qualification are permitted to describe themselves as qualified Orkney Tourist Guides.
The Orkney Tourist Guides Association publishes a list of qualified members.
Travellers Food Lunch Packs
are available by prior arrangement including soft drinks together with filled freshly baked bread rolls and fruit.
Historic Scotland Site Entry Fees
The following sites are managed by Historic Scotland who charges entrance fees:-
A ‘Regional Explorer Pass‘ is available that provides a cost reduction for individual sites. Various concessions are also available for families, children, elder people and students
Preferential access rates are available through member ship of English Heritage and CADW.
Orkney Regional Explorer Pass
This provides a to visit all Historic Scotland sites within Orkney over an unlimited time period.
Many sites close over the winter period so the Orkney Pass is not available from November to March.
Adult Concession Child Family
Orkney Pass £17.00 £13.50 £10.00 £34.00
Educational trips for Home Educated children qualify for free entry by prior arrangement with Historic Scotland: -
Full details are available from here the Historic Scotland website
With dramatic hills and valleys and the UK's most northerly woodland, Hoy is a destination for walking, cycling, bird watching. scenery, ancient history and history of two world wars.
Eastward Guest House is ideally situated for relaxing Orkney holidays in a rural retreat.