Things to do in Hoy

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Things to Do in Hoy

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  • Al S
    Austin, TX363 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have been to the Museum several times and love it. This is more of a review of the cafe. It's under new management now and is excellent. Whether you just want coffee and cake or a ' roll on square ' etc. it is wonderful. The staff are wonderfully helpful and efficient even when a cruise tour descends on the place. ( ' square ' = lorne sausage , gods ain scran )
    Written 11 October 2023
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  • ilovewhisky
    Manchester, UK43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth making the effort if you're visiting Orkney and like this kind of thing. We got the ferry from Stromness to Linksness and booked Mr Clark's minibus to take us over to Rackwick to start the walk (paid £5 per person each way and he was very prompt and reliable). There's an interesting little exhibition room by the hostel with some history about Hoy and the Old Man, and you can look inside the old schoolhouse. The walk was an easy one with the kids (ours are 7 and 9) and a very clear path. Had lunch and an ogle at the two climbers who were halfway up the Old Man and then went back and waited on the beach for our pick-up time to go back to Linksness. There's a great little cafe there for while you wait for the ferry which was very friendly and had nice cakes. All in all a great day out :O)
    Written 30 August 2023
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  • Smudger
    London, UK6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I want to say a huge thank you to Mike for showing my children around the Longhope Lifeboat Museum last week. The care and attention thay Mike showed my 4 and 7 year old, and the fun and immeraive experience he created will be memories that stay with them both for a very long time. They had an absolute blast!
    Thank you also to the Longhope Lifeboat Museum Trust, and to all the local people that help to keep such a wonderful piece of history in existence. It is a lovely Museum that I would highly recommend visiting!
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • Andrew P
    Hoy, UK15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing freindly off the beaten track island ideal for camper's motorhomes and day visits tea rooms pub in longhope and regular ferries hotels and much more. Going back in time on hoy visit the old man of hoy and radwick sleep under the stars.
    Written 9 July 2022
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  • Al S
    Austin, TX363 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Captivating tour with Glen and unmissable . The story of the site , the pre-WW1 history through WW1 and WW2 and the life and times of Joe Cload who lived here are engrossing and amazing at the same time.
    Glen has immersed himself in the history of the site and in Joe Cload's life - his recollection of discussions woth Joe are enthralling. We loved it.
    Written 21 September 2023
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  • Mike_Howroyd75
    Leeds, UK53 contributions
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    We visited Hoy from mainland Orkney with a van for two days with an overnight camp-out with my wife and two small children (12 and 8).

    We actually used this roadside spot for our overnight camp-out as we were advised that it was also one of the best places to spot the Sea Eagles.

    Although we didn’t see the Eagles, we did visit the ‘Stane’ first thing in the day as soon as the midges died down a bit. The site is a short walk from the road along a well-worn footpath. There is a boardwalk on the boggier parts of the short route to the site, and it is a small incline, but nothing too difficult.

    The location itself is incredible! Like everywhere in Orkney, the tranquility is second to none. Inside is really fascinating and trying to spot the graffiti added to the fun for the kids. Although this is a small attraction, I think it’s a lovely little ‘must see’ on the way through the island.
    Written 12 August 2023
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  • Paparossco
    Glasgow, UK82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the short walk to visit. The ages of some of these sailors is so sad. Ships Boys at 16. The ferry journey from Houton to Lyndsay is half an hour and a half mile flat walk to the cemetery.
    Written 30 April 2023
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  • Lindum20C
    East Lothian, UK448 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such an amazing story which may bring a tear to your eye.

    The hillside gun emplacement area nearby is also interesting and has great views over Scapa Flow.
    Written 24 August 2020
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  • Chris W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a brilliant place! We spent a fantastic few hours here meeting all of the animals. We went for a lovely walk with the alpacas and the adorable little lamb came along too! The baby Emu’s were funny to watch as they ran around and the goats were having a great time playing. We all loved meeting and stroking all of the animals. Abbie and Rich are doing a great job. Definitely worth a visit!
    Written 7 July 2023
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  • anon
    Hexham, UK41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great little bus couldn’t get a car booking for ferry so went as foot passengers
    Brilliant friendly and allowed us to do some exploring and walking around Long Hope
    Friendly drivers and made for enjoyable day trip with young kids.
    Plenty of time to walk to Martello tower.
    Written 18 September 2021
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  • Chris_from_the_East
    Norfolk, UK23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Garry Donohoe of Island Tours was strongly recommended to us and we were most impressed with the whole day. A well informed and friendly guide who told interesting stories and had planned our day in detail. We had brilliant views of Scapa Flow, were impressed by the World War 2 buildings but the highlight of our tour had to be the stunning walk to the Old Man of Hoy and picnic by the sea. I was feeling a bit nervous about the 3 hour walk to the Old Man of Hoy and back but Garry was brilliant. He explained the terrain so I could pace myself and I made it feel easily. I noticed he was well prepared for our safety - he even had flasks of tea and coffee and chocolate bars! At the end of the day we visited a RSPB site watching the sea birds and listening to skylarks. Book with Garry for an informative and memorable visit to the island of Hoy.
    Written 25 March 2023
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