Fair Isle Bird Observatory & Guesthouse


FOR 2017
Single £75
Twin/double/family £70
Single occupancy £85
Children aged 5 and under Free
Children aged 6-12 £32.50

All quoted prices are per person per night. Accommodation is on a full-board basis including cooked or cold breakfast, hot lunch, evening meal, late hot chocolate and home bakes (we do not offer a bed and breakfast rate).

A £50 per person deposit is payable when confirming your booking, with the balance due on the last evening of your stay. For bookings between 1st September and 14th October the deposit is 50% of the total cost of your stay. Pay with PayPal ...

Please note the Observatory is closed for staff holidays from Tuesday 1st August 2017 to Tuesday 8th August 2017 inclusive.

Discounts and special offers in 2017

Young person's discount: £35 per night in 2017

A limited number of places are available for visitors aged under 25 at the time of their visit at this special rate in a shared room.

Spring special (April opening to 11th May): all rooms £60 per person per night in 2017

With returning seabirds, migrants and early flowers (and often some of the finest weather of the year) why not get in early and enjoy this fabulous offer at a stunning time of year.

August discount: all rooms £60 per person per night in 2017

Early August usually sees plenty of Puffins still around and the peak of our Storm Petrel ringing, with more migrant birds appearing as the month progresses, often including some early autumn rarities. August is often the best month for the chance of seeing dolphins and whales offshore, whilst the island's flowers add extra interest.

Rarity finders' late autumn offer (15th to 31st October): all rooms £60 per person per night in 2017

Rufous-tailed Robin, Chestnut-eared Bunting, Siberian Rubythroats, Black-faced Bunting, Harlequin, Brown Shrike, Savannah Sparrow, Dusky Thrush, Rock Thrush, Steppe Grey Shrike, Rufous Turtle Dove, Blyth's Pipit, Blackpoll Warbler and several Pine Buntings are just some of the headline birds from late October on Fair Isle, whilst there can be impressive falls of thrushes, finches, Woodcock and other common species to enjoy as well as good selection of scarcities. Why not visit at what might be the best time for you to find your own mega.

Friends of Fair Isle summer special

A 20% reduction in all room rates in July for all members of FOFI (membership must have begun before 1st January of that year).