Visit Ness Battery

Tours will start again from 20th September 2021. No tours available until that date.
Face coverings must be worn during parts of the tour which are indoors.

Please email for details.


Guided tours

Tours will start again from 20th September 2021.

For safety, access to the site is by guided tour only.


Click here or a map and directions – PLEASE DO NOT TRUST SATNAV! READ DIRECTIONS!

For the latest tour times you can also check our Twitter feed.

Tours for private group bookings available.


Tour costs
Visitor Cost
Adult £6
Concession £5
Child (5-15) £4
Child under 5 Free
Family Ticket (2 adults & up to 4 U-16s) £16

Groups of 10 or more paying together – 10% discount.

Payment is by cash or cheque only.

Duration – the tour lasts about 75 minutes.

This means you should allow about 90 minutes altogether, including time taken to get back to the car park.

Please note: there are no bathroom facilities at Ness Battery.


Most of the site is accessible for all, with care, but there are some parts of the site with which some visitors may have difficulty. Please contact us if you have any queries about accessibilty.
Most of the tour takes place outdoors and the site is very exposed to the elements, so please bear this in mind – even it seems calm and warm in Stromness, just around the corner at Ness Battery it can be very different!