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An overwhelming day trip experience

We arrived with our bicycles on the ferry from Stromness (no extra charge for bikes on board) and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Seffy E
via mobile
Great day out

Great day out with the kids. Got the boat from "Stomness" and spent the day at Lyness, Dwarfie... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laurence B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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This is Orkney's largest island after Mainland.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived with our bicycles on the ferry from Stromness (no extra charge for bikes on board) and cycled from Moaness to Rackwick Bay, a place that probably looks exactly like it did a century ago. I don't think i was ever in a quieter...More

Thank Seffy E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day out with the kids. Got the boat from "Stomness" and spent the day at Lyness, Dwarfie Stone, Rackwick Bay and the Old Man of Hoy. Well worth a visit.

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hoy is a stunning island. If you can, do try and fit in a visit to Longhope and the Longhope RNLI shop and Museum. Steve Rhodes, himself a Hoy Tour Guide is very proud of his links with the lifeboat and the museum.

Thank Gill R
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is an excellent trip but in high season book the ferry from Stromness to Moaness and the mini bus to pick you up at the ferry landing to Rackwick We had booked the ferry but people who hadn't booked were on the ferry and...More

Thank carolineanderson
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The hike from the ferry drop off to The Old Man and back is a solid journey. You cannot afford to hang around too long if you want to do it between the 10:30 ferry and return on the 6 o'clock. Very much worthwhile though.

1  Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We spent a week on the beautiful island of Hoy and it wasn't long enough to see all of the attractions. There is such history, wildlife and, most importantly, the slower pace of life to soak up. The sunrises and sunsets are stunning. It's a...More

Thank Vanessa C
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We weren't sure if it would be worth the ferry fare but in the end did not want to leave. Lovely beaches, stunning scenery, fantastic ice-cream parlour/tea room and nice cafe! Highly recommended.

Thank Jenefer F
Reviewed 3 July 2017

If you have the time when visiting Orkney, try to visit Hoy. This beautiful island is quite different from the other Orkney islands, and contains much to see and do. There are two different ferries - a passenger-only ferry from Stromness and a car ferry...More

Thank John&Betty
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Is it worth the crossing? You bet it is! The most famous sight is the Old Man sea stack, but if you missed it from the Scrabster ferry, you will need a three hour walk to see it. Don't despair, there is lots else to...More

Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We took the car over on a day-trip from The Mainland in Orkney. We spent about six hours on Hoy, and had a great time - we drove across the island, and visited the Dwarfie Stone and the wonderful Scapa Flow Museum. Can definitely recommend...More

Thank Paul G
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Chris H
27 September 2016|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, would suggest contacting Orkney Tourist information 01856 872856 & ask if they have any contacts for climbing the Old Man. Or try Orkney MerkitPlace on Facebook - post a request, am sure someone can help you.
16 July 2016|
Response from peediequine |
From the Old Norse Hlidar Ness - Slope promontory.