Highlands and Islands
The location of this hotel / hostel is ideally placed for exploring the wide range of attractions that can be found in the South Mainland area yet is within easy reach of Lerwick Shetland's capital either by car or by bus as Lerwick - Sumburgh buses go through Sandwick. The grounds are contained by trees making it a magnet for a variety of birds indeed wildlife watching in general is a particular attraction for visitors.
The Orca is a boutique hotel / hostel catering to the guest who likes to do their own thing - self catering to enable you to come and go as you please; situated in a beautiful rural setting nestling among mature trees at the head of Hoswick Bay. It lies halfway between Sumburgh to the South and Lerwick to the North on the East coast of Shetland. Whales which used to be hunted from this area now swim majestically past close to the shore and can regularly be seen by visitors.
The cosy accommodation affords guests the facilities to make their holiday a unique experience full self catering facilities include a professional kitchen with workstations and ample cookware and tableware enabling guests to select and prepare the food they want when they want. Eat in the Dining Room or outside in the nice weather the choice is yours. Indeed Choice sums up your holiday experience here; go where you want when you want and eat what you want when you want.
Staff are unobtrusive but helpful allowing you to "do your own thing". Shetland is a living landscape and history tempts you from every corner Bronze Age - its here! Viking Towns - here! .. and all within easy reach by bus or car.
World class archaeology abounds throughout the isles. Lerwick Shetland's administrative capital is only thirteen miles away with its shops music leisure and museum centres including new multi screen cinema. Something for everyone Come and see...
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Sandwick area.
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Mousa Broch - 2.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Shetland Croft House Museum - 6 miles (Museum)
Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement - 9.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Scalloway Castle - 9.4 miles (Castle)
Ness Of Burgi Promontory Fort - 9.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Clickimin Broch - 10.8 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Fort Charlotte - 11.4 miles (Historic Building)
Shetland Museum - 11.5 miles (Museum)
Bod of Gremista & Shetland Textile Museum - 12.2 miles (Museum)
Stanydale Temple - 18 miles (Prehistoric Site)
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