Book your ferry trip on Northlink Ferries. Serco have reduced their midday crossings to Orkney. Considering Stromness - Scrabster 6.30am crossing? Northlink do a B&B on the boat rate for people who don't like early morning rising.
Need a mid-morning or afternoon crossing during the Spring and Autumn season? Pentland ferries offer additional crossings to Orkney.
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Pentland ferries offer crossings 3 times daily in each direction. Pentland also operate crossings late morning and early afternoon when Northlink do not. in the Spring and Autumn seasons.
Pentland are cheaper than Northlink and you are only 45 mins from Castlehill, crossing the Churchhill Barriers and passing the Italian Chapel on the way.more info »
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How to find Castlehill, Evie, Orkney
The journey from Kirkwall or Stromness to Evie is fairly straight forward , though you may benefit from the additional map that can be found by following the link below.
The house is a mile up the hill from the main road A966
From Finstown take the A966
travel through Evie Village
NB "Mistra" shop & Post Office on the Right
pass the junction to Dounby
after 1 mile, take 2nd left turn (indicated CASTLEHILL<<<< below the RSPB sign)
follow road up the hill and round to the right (CASTLEHILL>>>>)
pass the turning to the RSPB Hide
continue until the T junction , turn left (CASTLEHILL<<<<)
up the track round the field Castlehill is the 1st house on the left
NB the track is a grit surface and is subject to weather conditions . please drive up in low gear
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The map shows the location of the house and assumes arrival by ferry at Stromness. The journey is fairly straight forward follow the signs to Birsay, Dounby and Evie. Turn left at the road end. Turn left and watch for the sign to the CASTLE HILL >>>, Burger Hill. (Junction with A966) Take the road past the farm LHS and past the second farm to the road end at T junction. Turn left and follow the short track around the field (250mtrs) & the house is 1st left. Journey time 25 mins.
From Kirkwall, Take A965 follow signs to Finstown & Stromness. At Finstown take the A966 to Evie, carry on to RSPB sign for Burger Hill – turn left & follow road past second farm to end, at T junction, turn left follow track around field and house is 1st on left. Distance 16.6 miles, 25 mins approx.
Some advice on using postcodes & GPS systems in the Orkney countryside.
GPS, using the postcode, will only get you within a mile or two of the B&B. This because the UK postcode system works on groups of 50-70 households per postcode and houses are not numbered e.g 1 Castlehill, Evie.
Best to print off directions and phone us if you have any difficutlies.
We often meet people at the Mistra Post Office or at the telephone kiosk in Evie Village. You can phone us on any of the telephone numbers given above and we will meet you on arival in Evie.
The final part of your journey
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