The Taversoe Inn, Rousay

Magnificent Sea Views


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About the place:

The Taversoe is situated on the island of Rousay (part of the Orkneys), in a south-facing location which offers magnificent sea views over the Eynhallow Sound towards Evie and Rendall on the Orkney Mainland.  Rousay has a wide variety of interesting breeding birds, including Corncrake, Arctic Skua, Red-throated Diver and Merlin.

Thanks to Steve Sankey of Orcadian Wildlife for taking us here.


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Local Wildlife:

  • Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl, Arctic Tern, Arctic Tern, Gannet, Fulmar
  • Common Seal, Grey Seal, occasional Killer Whale (Orca) and Dolphins


  • Ocean, islands and hills
  • Views from inside and from garden


  • Locally-sourced meat, cheese and fish
  • Extensive whisky selection
  • Local beers available
  • Binoculars by the window!
  • Open: All year, but closed Mondays and Tuesdays from September to May
  • Accommodation: yes, call to confirm


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What Customers say:

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Location: Orkney, Scotland

  • Taversoe, Rousay, Orkney KW17 2PT

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