A Natural Harbour, Quaint Village, and the Local Pub
Set in the rolling green pasture-lands of the rural wonderland of South Ronaldsay and bathed by the pristine waters of the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, lies the village of St Margaret’s Hope.
It is unspoiled. There are no busy roads, traffic lights, supermarkets, vending machines, bookmakers or modern offices. It is full of old world charm, character in abundance and even the unexpected.
On an early evening sunny visit to St Margaret’s Hope we learnt about the village etiquette interpretation of the Highway Code.
Golfers have absolute right of way to the whole road. What a jolly decent thing that is.
Nestled amongst the quaint stone buildings is the local pub The Murray Arms”. Actually, it is a hotel with an array of single, double and family rooms to provide more erstwhile travellers with a welcome resting point and yet another great place to Wake up in South Ronaldsay.
Stepping into the sun-kissed quaintness of the utilitarian named ‘Back Road’, we were delighted to be greeted by the sight of a young lady and her pony enjoying an evening stroll through the village.
In the best possible way, when you go to St Margaret’s Hope and Wake Up in South Ronaldsay, expect the unexpected.
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"This church had 134 years of weddings, blessings and Sunday school; it must be Inculcated with love, the walls must exude happiness and joy." Keiko Yamaga-White November 2007