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Rousay, Orkney Islands
Rousay (Orkney Islands) Seaside, Coast and Beaches

Rousayis a small hilly island in the Orkney's, being the hilliest Orkney island after Hoy. The island is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) with notable cliff formations and wildflower colonies and has an RSPB bird reserve.

Rousay is known as "The Egypt of the North" due to the many archaeological sites located across the island.

Rousay Orkney Islands Coast Map


Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, and places to stay and eat:

Trumland House Gardens

Midhowe Broch

Midhowe Cairn