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St Margaret’s Hope + Water Sound Orkney Islands

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St Margaret's Hope Water Sound Orkney Islands © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

The Ancient Greek traveller Pytheas of Marseille claimed you could glimpse the edge of the world from Orkney Islands. It certainly feels like a possibility in this arcadian Orcadian setting. St Margaret’s Hope with its population of some 500 souls is the third largest town. There are just a couple of main streets: Front Road and Back Road. Crowstep gabled houses with canted corners and chamfered dormers look over the quiet Water Sound. Romantics in search of the Sublime would not be disappointed by the Islands of the Tribe of the Wild Boar.

St Margaret's Hope Front Road Orkney Islands © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

St Margaret's Hope Orkney Islands © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

St Margaret's Hope Orkney © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

St Margaret's Hope Scotland © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

St Margaret's Hope Houses Orkney Islands © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

St Margaret's Hope House Orkney Islands © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

St Margaret's Hope Gable Orkney Islands © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

St Margaret's Hope Cottage Orkney Islands © Lavender's Blue Stuart Blakley

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