Port of St. Margaret's Hope

Land Transport and Travel To and From Port St. Margaret's Hope
(St. Margaret's Hope, Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK)

St. Margaret's Hope is situated on South Ronaldsay. The A961 connects South Ronaldsay with Kirkwall which is situated on the largest island of the Orkneys, 'Mainland'.

From Kirkwall the other main towns of Twatt and Stromness can easily be reached by car as well by taking the A964 or the A966.

Travel by Bus and Shuttles

Bus services on the Orkney Islands are very limited however there are several bus routes on Mainland Orkney which Usually runs from Monday till Saturday. Apart from the daily route between Burwick and Kirkwall, which links with the ferry, there are buses from Kirkwall to Evie/Tingwall, Stromness, St Margaret's Hope, Dounby, East Holm and Deerness. There's also a bus that travels from Hoy and connects with the ferry. Information about schedules and routes are available by emailing: timetables@rapsons.co.uk

Car Hire and Road Travel

The Orkney Island's road network is of good quality and all major towns can easily be reached by car. The main A961 road connects St. Margaret's Hope with Kirkwall on Mainland. The A964 leads from Kirkwall to Stromness while the A965 and A986 runs from Kirkwall to Twatt. Most of the roads offer scenic routes and the majority of the principal attractions can all be accessed by car.

Car hire can be arranged in both Kirkwall and Stromness, as well as at Kirkwall airport. To get the best deals it is advisable to book car hire in advance online where there is one reliable service offering deals from several reputed car rental companies including Hertz, Budget, Avis and National. Online car hire booking is safe, secure and reliable and it can easily be done with just a few mouse clicks. The best and most rewarding way of Exploring St. Margaret's Hope and its beautiful surroundings is by car.

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Trains and Rail Travel

There are no railway services available on the Orkney Islands. Alternatively there is a bus service operating between the major towns on the Islands. Car hire and taxis are available as well. During summer a privately-run ferry sails daily from John O'Groats to Burwick on the southern tip of Orkney. No cars taken, but bicycles are allowed. The trip takes about 40 minutes.

Car Parking

The availability of car parking spaces at the port of St. Margaret's Hope is limited, though there are several spaces where you can park your car for short stay only. Long duration car parking is not available.

Travel by Taxis

There are several taxi companies serving St. Margaret's Hope and the rest of the Orkney Islands. On Great Western Road in Kirkwall you can find Craigie's Taxis. Their chauffeurs are experienced and specialised in transport around the island. Their phone number is: +44 1856 87 8787.

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