Visit Ness Battery

Access to the site is by guided tour only.
No need to book, you can just turn up at the times listed below.
Please meet me at the turning bay by the shore (see map) and not up at the gate.

Please meet me at far west end of shore road – go past the other remains at Links Battery and keep going.
If driving, come via the golf course road, NOT from the west, whatever your satnav/app tells you!

Click here for map.

Tours coming up:


Tue 28th  3pm
Thu 30th  3pm

Fri 1st  2pm
Sun 3rd  3pm
Tue 5th  4pm
Wed 6th  3.30pm tbc
Fri 8th  2pm
Sun 10th  2pm
Tue 12th  3.30pm
Thu 14th  2pm

15th onwards tbc

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

Tours for private group bookings available.


The road shown coming from west is a footpath only.

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!