It’s essential to have a car to reach Cooperhouse and make the most of your stay in Orkney, so you can either take your own, or arrive by some other means and hire a car once on Mainland, Orkney.
Ferry services operate from Scrabster, Gills Bay and John O’Groats in Caithness, and from Aberdeen. There are also ferries to and from the Shetland Islands.
- Pentland Ferries
- John O’Groats Ferries
You can fly via a Scottish airport: Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow with Flybe. Alternatively you can fly to these airports from the south of Britain and then hire a car, exploring Scotland on the way up to Caithness, before catching a ferry to Orkney.
Another route is to travel by train to Inverness and then hire a car there.