Visit Ness Battery

Guided tours

During the winter months, tours are by arrangement only, but if there any scheduled tours arranged, they will be listed below.

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

If you send me a text just saying TIMES I will reply with the schedule which may include changes to the below and/or extra tour times.

For updates on 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

Winter 2017-18 Call 07759 857298 to arrange a tour        

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

There are often extra tours available at other times, and on other days, so if the above scheduled tours are not convenient, please let us know - ideally via TEXT!
Evening tours are also sometimes available - call for details.
Call 07759 857 298 or e-mail

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!