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St. Margaret’s Hope is the main town on South Ronaldsay, the closest Orkney Island to mainland Scotland, situated approximately six miles across the Pentland Firth opposite John O Groats. The Pentland ferries operate across the Firth from Caithness to the port in St Margaret’s Hope, bringing an abundance of visitors to the ancient town. St Margarets Hope is a popular tourist destination ideal for nature enthusiasts, walkers, cyclists and divers. There are shops and amenities, award winning restaurants and various holiday accommodations to choose from including B&B’s, self-catering cottages and back-packers hostels. St Margaret’s Hope is surrounded with beautiful golden sand beaches, cliffs, lochs, rocks and heathland and is abundant with wildlife and sea-bird colonies including puffins, terns, corncrake and many more. The clean clear waters of the Scapa Flow attract divers to see marine life including seals, whales, dolphins and porpoises and to explore the ship-wrecks of the German fleet scuttled in 1919 and other sunken ‘blockships’. There are wildlife and history tours by foot, boat, bus, bike and Land-rover, fishing is available either off the barriers or by hiring a boat. Other attractions include the Orkney Marine Life Aquarium, the Workshop and Loft Gallery’ selling home-made knitwear and Orkney crafts and the Hoxa Tapestry Gallery with hand-woven tapestries detailing the life and landscapes of Orkney.


The Surgery

Pub and Bar

Murray Arms Hotel


Creel Restaurant and Rooms


Hope Primary School


Causeway Taxis


The Workshop
B Doull & Son

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Houton Bay Lodge (9.91 miles)

Houton Bay Lodge

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8 luxurious & spacious en-suite rooms at attractive rates. Fantastic rural setting with great views of Scapa Flow & South IslesOnly 15-mins drive from Stromness & KirkwallDelicious meals using only ... More

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Albert Hotel (10.73 miles)

Albert Hotel
The Albert Hotel is a contemporary hotel located in the town centre of Kirkwall within Orkney. The hotel is a Visit Scotland 3 star rated hotel. Kirkwall is one of Orkney's 2 main towns and ... More | visit website
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Lav rockha Guest House (10.73 miles)

Lav rockha Guest House

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At Lav'rockha we offer luxurious accommodation with all facilities for your comfort at competitive rates, and are the only Guest House in Orkney to have been awarded four stars and ... More

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Seaview Hotel (13.50 miles)

Seaview Hotel

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We are a small family run hotel in the far North of Scotland with breathtaking views of the Pentland Firth and Orkney Isles. We are only 300 yds from Orkney ... More

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Castle Arms Hotel (16.07 miles)

Castle Arms Hotel

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The Castle Arms Hotel is a former 19th Century coaching inn, situated 8 miles from John O'Groats, in the village of Mey. It is the earest hotel to Gills Ferry to ... More

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Merkister Hotel (18.23 miles)

Merkister Hotel

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Situated on the shores of Harray Loch, the Merkister hotel stands in its own grounds in the most wonderful location, commanding impressive views of this famous loch and its surroundings. ... More

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Sinclair Bay Hotel (20.97 miles)

Sinclair Bay Hotel

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A small family run hotel with comfortable rooms, tv and coffee making facilities in all rooms. We serve a wide range of food in our restaurant, & real ale behind the bar. ... More

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Greenland House (22.29 miles)

Greenland House

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Six bedrooms - four with en suite · Centrally heated and fully double glazed · Colour TV and tea/coffee making in all rooms · High quality Scottish or Continental Breakfast ... More

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Castletown Hotel (22.33 miles)

Castletown Hotel

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Ideally located to explore all that Caithness has to offer, this small, family-run hotel is close to both Thurso and Wick and only minutes from the Castle of Mey. The perfect venue ... More

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Old Free Church Manse (24.01 miles)

Old Free Church Manse

Centrally located in the heart of Caithness, between the towns of Thurso and Wick it is an ideal base for exploring the countryside, lochs and mountains. Only a short drive away from ferry terminals which ... More | visit website

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