Hall of Clestrain

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The Hall of Clestrain in the parish of Orphir, Orkney, Scotland, was built in 1769 for Patrick Honyman. It featured in the second series of the BBC TV series Restoration. It was the birthplace of the explorer John Rae and was visited by Sir Walter Scott in 1814.[1]

The Hall of Clestrain is currently derelict

It was intended that the building would form the centrepiece of a proposed Orkney Boat Museum although these plans were abandoned following an unsuccessful bid for support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.[2]

On February 10, 1725 the infamous pirate John Gow raided the previous hall nearby.


  1. ^ Burgher, 'Orkney - An Illustrated Architectural Guide'; RIAS 1991
  2. ^ "Friends of Orkney Boat Museum". Friends of Orkney Boat Museum. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
Preceded by
Portencross Castle – near West Kilbride, Ayrshire
Restorations on BBC2
Succeeded by
Knockando Wool MillKnockando, Moray

Coordinates: 58°56′51″N 3°13′19″W / 58.94750°N 3.22194°W / 58.94750; -3.22194