“The Egypt of the North” Rousay contains ancient archaeological sites set in spectacular scenery rich in wildlife, plants and flowers.
Rousay Hostel is situated on a working orqanic farm within easy walking distance of shops, restaurant, pub, bike hire and the pier. Modern, purpose built and well equipped, the hostel has two dormitories and one single room, showers, kitchen and laundry facilities. The island of Rousay is a walker’s and birdwatcher’s paradise with many footpaths and a nearby bird reserve. Often called “the Egypt of the North” Rousay contains some of the best preserved archaelogical sites in the north of Scotland, set in spectacular scenery rich in wildlife, plants and flowers. Thanks to Paul Tompson and VisitScotland for the use of the photo.