Balfour Castle on the Orkney Island of Shapinsay is dramatically placed between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea.
The hotel offers oak panelled rooms, log fires and comfortable bedrooms containing beautiful Victorian furniture and antiques. A perfect central location for touring the fascinating Orkney Archipelago. Their private grounds offer a safe and peaceful haven in which to savour woodland walks, birdsong, wild flowers and the beauty of our Victorian walled gardens. Fresh fruit and vegetables are picked daily and served with local game, meats and delicious seafood. Shapinsay boasts wonderful wildlife, a variety of coastal walks, sandy beaches, archaeological sites and much more besides. Orkney is a birdwatchers' paradise with thousands making the pilgrimage every year. 8000 hectares of nature reserve land are managed by the RSPB and vast numbers of birds nest here. There is also a host of sporting activities on offer in the area including golf, trout fishing, cycling, clay pigeon shooting and off road driving.