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Pierowall is a village located in the Orkney Islands of Great Britain. It is situated on the westernmost tip of the island of Westray, and is home to around 150 people. Pierowall is a quaint, picturesque village, with a harbour and a sandy beach, and is surrounded by rolling hills and farmland.

The village is steeped in history, with evidence of human settlement in the area dating back to the Bronze Age. The village is home to the Pierowall Kirk, which was founded in 1643, and is one of the oldest churches in the Orkney Islands. The ruins of a 16th century castle, known as the Castle of Pierowall, can also be found in the village.

Pierowall has a long maritime history, with many of its inhabitants having worked in the fishing industry. The pier, which gives the village its name, was built in the 19th century and is still used today by fishing boats and pleasure craft.

The village is also home to the Westray Heritage Centre, which houses a collection of artefacts and documents related to the history of the area. The centre also includes a museum, which showcases exhibits on the local history, culture and wildlife.

Pierowall is a popular destination for tourists, who come to explore the village's history and natural beauty. The village is well served by public transport, with regular ferry services to the mainland and other islands in the Orkney archipelago.

Excursion tips for a day in Pierowall

As a tourist in Pierowall in Great Britain, there are plenty of activities to enjoy on a day trip. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the Pierowall Harbour to experience the fishing village atmosphere.
2. Take a stroll along the Pierowall Beach, which offers stunning views of the North Sea.
3. Enjoy a traditional fish and chips lunch at one of the local pubs.
4. Explore the nearby Kirkwall Castle, which dates back to the 12th century.
5. Visit the Highland Park Distillery to sample some of Scotland's finest whisky.
6. Check out the Orkney Museum of Natural History, which has a wide range of exhibits on the area's natural history.
7. Take a boat trip around the surrounding islands to get a closer look at the stunning scenery.
8. Visit the St. Magnus Cathedral, the largest church in the Orkney Islands.
9. Take a walk around the town to admire its traditional buildings and narrow streets.
10. Visit the Pierowall Art Gallery to admire the works of local artists.

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The climate in Pierowall

Pierowall in Great Britain experiences a temperate climate with mild winters and cool summers. During winter, temperatures range from around 4°C to 8°C, and rainfall is common. Spring is mild with temperatures ranging from 8°C to 12°C and occasional showers. Summer is cool and wet with temperatures ranging from 12°C to 16°C and frequent rainfall. Autumn is mild and wet with temperatures ranging from 8°C to 12°C and frequent rainfall. Overall, Pierowall in Great Britain experiences a temperate climate with mild winters and cool summers, and frequent rainfall throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Pierowall

Our weather forecast for Pierowall helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 14.8 °C
min: 12.2 °C
15.1 m/s
22.0 m/s
82.8 %
24.1 m
84.5 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 14.7 °C
min: 12.6 °C
16.2 m/s
21.6 m/s
97.9 %
22.2 m
90.9 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 16.0 °C
min: 12.7 °C
22.3 m/s
29.9 m/s
99.3 %
24.1 m
90.2 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 14.2 °C
min: 11.3 °C
26.6 m/s
36.7 m/s
93.4 %
23.5 m
88.5 %
1,005 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 13.6 °C
min: 11.4 °C
48.2 m/s
59.8 m/s
72.9 %
24.1 m
86.3 %
1,004 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 12.8 °C
min: 12.1 °C
39.1 m/s
47.5 m/s
56.1 %
24.0 m
84.5 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 12.7 °C
min: 11.9 °C
24.5 m/s
31.3 m/s
49.1 %
24.1 m
84.7 %
1,016 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 12.7 °C
min: 11.8 °C
22.3 m/s
29.2 m/s
71.3 %
24.1 m
82.8 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 12.8 °C
min: 12.1 °C
20.9 m/s
29.3 m/s
97.1 %
19.4 m
94.1 %
1,003 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 12.3 °C
min: 11 °C
29.5 m/s
37.4 m/s
94.2 %
19.5 m
85.8 %
996 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 12.3 °C
min: 11.8 °C
36.7 m/s
42.8 m/s
92.2 %
24.0 m
84.3 %
1,001 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 12.5 °C
min: 11.9 °C
33.8 m/s
40.3 m/s
97.3 %
21.1 m
88.7 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 12.8 °C
min: 12.1 °C
23.8 m/s
27.4 m/s
87.0 %
20.5 m
88.3 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 13.3 °C
min: 12.8 °C
19.8 m/s
25.9 m/s
21.5 %
24.1 m
86.6 %
1,024 hPa

Cruises to Pierowall

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