Hoy Centre


Education, Leisure & Housing, Orkney Islands Council, Hoy, Orkney, KW16 3NJ

    Surrounded by magnificent scenery, the Hoy Centre, is ideally situated for an affordable, relaxing holiday on the stunning island of Hoy.

    Each room has 4 beds, (two single beds and one bunk bed). All rooms are ensuite with shower. One room is adapted for wheelchair\disabled access. All bedding is provided.

    The spacious kitchen is well equipped for both individual travellers as well as group bookings. There is a spacious hall with table and chairs for 60 people and a smaller lounge area with soft furnishings, TV and DVD.

    Underfloor heating ensures a comfortable temperature at all times. There is a large drying room and washing facilities at the Centre

    The Hoy Centre is open all year and welcomes individual, families and group bookings. Exclusive and family rooms are available.

    Much of North Hoy is owned and managed by the RSPB. The reserve comprises 3,500ha of upland heath and cliffs where a large variety of birds live and breed. Off the west coast of the reserve towers The Old Man of Hoy and the dramatic hills of North Hoy and stunning sea cliffs offer excellent hill walking, climbing and bird watching.

    Sorry no camping or motor homes.
    4 Hostel
    Walkers Welcome Groups Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Accommodation Type

    • Self Catering Holiday


    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Cooker
    • Fridge
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Kitchen
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Payphones Available
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shower Ensuite
    • WC EnSuite

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • TV Lounge
    • Television

    Special Requirements

    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Single Travellers


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • No Smoking Permitted


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View


    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Kirkwall T.I.C. go out of Broad Street on to Castle Street, turn left on to Junction Road and take the B964 to Houton ( 8 miles). From Lyness, turn right on to B9047 for 11 miles. Pass the sign for Rackwick, the Centre is on the left hand side, before the Moaness junction.
    From Stromness T.I.C. turn right on to Ferry Road, 2.5 miles the take right turn to Houton 5 miles.
    From Stromness T.I.C. turn left for ferry to North Hoy. The Outdoor Centre is 0.5 miles from Moaness.

    Getting there by railway:- Scotrail from all Scottish departures to either Thurso or Wick or Aberdeen.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- British Airways (UK) either from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Wick or Sumburgh (Shetland) to Kirkwall (Orkney).

    Getting there by ferry:- To Orkney:
    NorthLink Ferries from Aberdeen or Lerwick to Kirkwall and from Scrabster to Stromness: tel 0845 6000 449 or visit www.northlinkferries.co.uk. Pentland Ferries from Gills Bay to St Margaret's Hope: tel. 01856 831226 or visit www.pentlandferries.co.uk. John O' Groats ferries from John O' Groats to Burwick (May - September). Foot passenger service only. Tel 01955 611353 or visit www.jogferry.co.uk

    To Hoy:
    Hoy Centre is a short walk from from Moaness Pier, the arrival point for pedestrians by ferry from Stromness. A car ferry operates from Houton to Lyness, details for both are available through Orkney Ferries 01856 872044. Minibuses and taxis are available on the island.

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