St Margarets Hope to Scotland Ferry
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About St Margaret's Hope
St Margaret's Hope, also known as The Hope, is a village in the Orkneys, located off Scotland's north-east coast. The word Hope comes from the Norse word 'hjop', which means bay. St. Margaret's Hope has a number of shops and restaurants and is famous for its annual Boys' Ploughing Match, a festival where young boys plough in the sands of the Sand of Wright, while girls wear traditional costumes.
If you catch a St Margaret's Hope ferry, do not forget to visit the Smiddy Museum, with lots of old blacksmith's tools to try out and lots of old photographs.
Scotland has a rich and vibrant culture and history which delights and interests the many visitors that travel to the area each year.
Scotland's main cities are always worth visiting. Edinburgh is the capital and the seat of the Scottish Parliament. It is also a historic city, complete with castle, ancient University and the Royal Mile.
Visit Edinburgh for cultural and historical education; visit the medieval Old Town or admire the Georgian architecture of the more modern areas of the city.
If you time your visit right you may be able to catch the world-famous Edinburgh festival, an arts and culture festival that is popular with people the world over.
Edinburgh is the city where J.K Rowling wrote most of the Harry Potter books, which were subsequently made into world-famous blockbuster films.