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Getting there & away

Orkney Ferries (850624) runs passenger ferries between Stromness and Moaness Pier (£3.50, 30 minutes, two to five daily May to September). There’s a reduced schedule from October to April. In the other direction, the service departs 30 minutes after its arrival on Hoy.

There’s also a frequent car ferry (811397) to Lyness (Hoy) from Houton on Mainland (passenger/car £3.50/10, 40 minutes, up to six daily Monday to Friday, two or three Saturday and Sunday). The more limited Sunday service runs from May to September.