Pierowall is the capital of Westray, and has all the amenities you'd expect for an island of its size. Like a shop. This is Scotland though, so add a substantial ruined castle, old kirk, a reputation for crab, seals on the shore and the seabird colony at Noup Head into the mix and you have most of the ingredients for a day out. The shortest scheduled flight in the world departs for Papa Westray from near here - amazingly, the entire journey takes less than two minutes!
|[Looking over the Bay of Pierowall towards Gill Pier]|
📌 Pierowall ★☆☆☆☆
Location: G.R.: HY 438487 ///baker.outdoors.crunch
|[Grave slabs in Pierowall Church]|
Within walking distance
📌 Noltland Castle ★★★☆☆
Description: Austere, substantial 16th century tower house ruins, well defended by 71 gun holes.
Location: Minor road, 15-min walk west of Pierowall village centre, G.R.: HY 429487 ///trailing.emulated.builder
Open (2019): Daily
📌 Pierowall Church ★☆☆☆☆
Description: Ruined 17th century church containing ornately carved grave slabs housed in a glass case.
Location: 5-min walk north of Pierowall village centre, G.R.: HY 440488 ///deliver.albatross.relaxed
>> Walk: Noup Head - Westray's seabird city ★★★★☆ (2 miles away)
|[Coastal scenery on the Noup Head walk]|