St Margaret's Hope

Orkney | South Ronaldsay | Village | ★★

[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 (2/8/15)]

Location & info

📌 St Margaret's Hope ★★
South Ronaldsay, G.R.: ND 446935 ///

🚌 St Margaret's Hope has a vehicle ferry from Gills Bay on the Scottish mainland. There are bus connections from Kirkwall.

Nearby (1-3 mi away)

>> Churchill Barriers ★★★ (barrier no. 4) (2 mi →)
>> Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre ★★★ (2 mi ↑)


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