St Margaret's Hope

[St Margaret's Hope]

First impressions of a place can be critical, and passengers on the ferry to Orkney from Gill's Bay on the Scottish mainland couldn't be treated to a cuter first village than St Margaret's Hope. Strung around a sheltered, horseshoe bay, this sizeable (for Orkney) village centres on two streets parallel to the sea front with wonderful views over the water. Admittedly there isn't a long list of tourist attractions here, but the narrow lanes reward exploration... driving past on the new ring road doesn't count.

[View over the bay (August 2015)]

Name: St Margaret's Hope ☆☆☆
Location: G.R.: ND 446935 / lake travel hourglass

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