Visit Ness Battery

Guided tours

Booking is not required for the scheduled tour times listed below during the busy months. At other times of year please call to find out tour times coming up. There may be extra tours available at busier times such as Easter and school holidays, so please call if the times below do not suit.

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.

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

Tours for private group bookings available - call 07759 857298 for details. 

Tour times


Please call 07759 857298 for details or email



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.
Evening tours are also available - call for details.
Call 07759 857 298 or e-mail to book your place on a tour. 

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!