If you are planning a trip to Orkney to come and stay with us, the MV Alfred is just a 5 minute drive from our Hotel

Orkney’s own ferry service, Pentland Ferries operates a one hour service between Gills Bay in Caithness and St Margaret’s Hope in Orkney. Their vessel, MV Alfred, a brand new purpose-built car and passenger ferry. The facilities include spacious seating areas, a café, outdoor seating, and an indoor dog-friendly sundeck lounge. There is also a lift for access from the car deck to the lounges. Carrying Capacity – 98 cars, or 54 cars with 12 articulated vehicles/coaches, 430 passengers. The ship is the cleanest and greenest ferry of its kind, with over 60% less fuel consumption and CO2 emissions than similar ferries serving the Scottish islands.