Port of St. Margaret's Hope

Harbour Information, Terminals and Facilities
(St. Margaret's Hope, Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK)

The town of St. Margaret's Hope is situated at the northern end of South Ronaldsay, sitting at the head of a sheltered bay. The town has become busier since a car ferry connection to Gills Bay became operational.

At present day St. Margaret's Hope is the third biggest town on the Orkney Islands. Pentland Ferries started serving the St. Margaret's hope - Gills Bay route in 2001.

There are limited facilities at the port of St. Margaret's Hope however the town itself offers a range of pubs, eateries, bed and breakfasts and some reasonable priced hotels. Within walking distance of the port shops can be found as well. Pentland Ferries who operates sailings to Gills Bay, also provide onboard amenities such as a convenient cafeteria and an enjoyable outer deck area.

Orkney is a group of islands located several miles off the north-east tip of mainland Scotland. With its sandy beaches and rugged cliffs, hills and green fields, and out of stone pinnacles rising out of the sea, it is a perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Its fascinating ancient past is the principal attraction for travelers visiting Orkney, additionally Orkney has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Ferry Services

Pentland Ferries is the sole operator from the port of St. Margaret's Hope. The company offers sailings between St. Margaret's Hope and Gills Bay near John o' Groats. There are three daily crossings during the winter months and during the summer four daily sailings. Crossing time is about one hour and the vessel accommodates both passengers and vehicles.

The Pentalina B. vehicle ferry can carry 250 passengers and 48 vehicles during summertime, during the winter its capacity is slightly reduced. Available room for passengers frequently changes throughout the year. It is recommendable to notify the company prior to a sailing so disappointment of a full ferry at the time you arrive can be avoided. For information you can phone the company's office in St. Margaret's Hope, Tel: +44 1856 831226.

Contact Port of St. Margaret's Hope:
Address: Pier Road, KW17 2SW, St. Margaret's Hope, Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1856 831 226 (Pentland Ferries)
Fax: +44 (0)1856 831 697
Email: use website enquire form
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