Find Us

Located on the waterfront of Kirkwall's historic harbour The Shore is an ideal base for exploring the Orkney islands!

Arriving by Sea

You can find us just a 5-minute drive from Hatston Ferry Terminal where Northlink Ferries arrive from Aberdeen and Lerwick or a 27-minute drive from St Margarets Hope Ferry Terminal where Pentland Ferries arrive from Gills bay. John O'Groats Ferries also operate foot-passenger-only ferries and day tours to the island.

Arriving by Air

We are an 8-minute drive from Kirkwall Airport where direct flights operated by Loganair land from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Aberdeen and Shetland.

Bus Links

We are a 5-minute walk from Kirkwall Travel Centre where busses connect to and from Kirkwall Airport, Hatston Ferry Terminal, St Margarets Hope Ferry Terminal and Stromness Ferry Terminal as well as many of the tourist sites across the island. Bus timetables can be found on the Orkney Islands Council website.

Tourist Information

Adjacent to the bus station is a VisitScotland Information Centre, open 9:00 - 17:00 Monday to Saturday, where local experts with a wide range of knowledge on the local area and beyond are able to advise you on how to have the best experience during your visit to Orkney.

Looking for accommodation in Stromness?

Why not visit our sister accommodation, The Ferry Inn.

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Looking for accommodation in Stromness?

Why not visit our sister accommodation, The Royal Hotel.

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