Visit Ness Battery

Guided tours

From Easter to mid-September there are regular, scheduled tours.

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

There is no need to book to come on one of the advertised tours. You can just turn up.

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

The mobile signal is not great here so if you have any queries please TEXT rather than leave a voicemail. 07759 857298

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

Tours for private group bookings available – call/text 07759 857298 for details.

Tour times
(Please note, it is very occasionally necessary to alter the schedule – but rarely at short notice! Still wise to check the day before though..)

October-March No tours available until mid-October
Please watch this space for tour times.

Please bear in mind Ness Battery is about 1.5 miles (2.5km) from the ferry terminal/information centre at the north end of Stromness – and still 1 mile (1.6km) from Stromness Museum. So please allow plenty of time to get there – about 40mins walk from the ferry terminal! Please take extra care when taking the road through the golf course – golfers play across the road.


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!