Our Postcard from Orkney series showcases the spectacular locations in our islands and this bumper crop of ‘must-visit’ sites has been recommended by our Distillery Visitor Centre team over the last few months.
With our distillery shop and Kirkwall store open once again, we can’t wait to welcome visitors back when it’s safe to travel. And if Orkney isn’t already on your travel bucket list, we’re sure it will be once you’ve taken a virtual tour courtesy of our distillery team and local photographer, Kendra Towns. Make sure you follow us on Instagram, take inspiration for your island itinerary and share your own Postcard from Orkney when you visit by tagging @HighlandParkOfficial.
Marwick is a spectacular spot on Orkney’s coastline and a favourite destination for Graham Bruce (Visits and Retail Operations Manager).
John Strachan (Senior Visitor Experience Host) loves the coastal town of Stromness with its wonderful contrast of narrow winding streets and a breathtaking coastline.
The ancient standing stones at the Ring of Brodgar are some of the oldest and largest in the UK and absolutely magical when seen at sunrise or sunset – a firm favourite for Ann Donohue (Senior Administrator).
It’s not hard to see why the beautiful Brough of Birsay was voted as the top spot to visit by not one but three of our team. Sergio Paolo (Distillery Brand Ambassador), Karen Worton (Senior Visitor Experience Host) and Dean Basset (Retail Experience Host) all love this stunning tidal island, which promises gorgeous coastal views as far as the eye can see.
A visit to St Margaret’s Hope comes highly recommended by Keith Palmer (Senior Visitor Experience Host). Bracing fresh air and endless blue skies – even in the midst of winter!
This traditional old Orcadian croft stands at the foot of Wideford Hill. Offering spectacular views over the surrounding land, it’s one of the few hills to climb in Orkney. Charlotte Harrison (Visitor Experience Manager) not only climbs Wideford Hill but runs up and down it as often as she can!
Scapa Beach is a hotspot for visitors and locals alike and it’s easy to see why. Charlotte Groat (Retail Experience Host) counts it as one of her favourite locations.