Location & Travel Information
Overbigging is conveniently located for the tourist in the centre of the ‘Mainland’. It is surrounded by farm land with the out buildings now only used for storage.
There is a Garage/General Store in Stenness Village about a mile and a half away, where the Standing Stones Hotel serves excellent bar food and evening meals.
The farm’s land runs down to the Harray loch which is believed by many to have Orkney’s best trout fishing. Fishing in Orkney is effectively free although it is appreciated if a donation is made to the Orkney Trout Fishing Association. You are free to keep your catch but please exercise reason.
Orkney is a great place for those that love the outdoors. There are several RSPB reserves and many fantastic coastal walks. One holiday is simply not enough as some of the smaller islands also warrant a visit.
You will find a large selection of tourist information in the house which will help you discover everything Orkney has to offer.
How to Get To Orkney
There are many ways to get from the mainland of the United Kingdom to Orkney, below are some handy links to some relevant sites:
You can fly to Orkney with Loganair to Kirkwall Airport where car hire facilities are also available as are local bus services. Daily scheduled flights are available from Aberdeen (approx 45 minutes), Inverness (approx 45 minutes), Glasgow & Edinburgh (both approx 60 minutes), also from Shetland (approx 35 minutes); Loganair operate a codeshare agreement with British Airways to allow you to book connected services from many major global airports.
Loganair phone number: 0344 800 2855
Kirkwall Airport phone number: 01667 462 445
Northlink ferries run from Scrabster on the Scottish mainland to Stromness & between Aberdeen and Kirkwall (onwards to Shetland). Pentland Ferries run from Gills Bay (on the mainland) to St Margaret's Hope. There is also a May to September foot passenger only ferry from John O'Groats to Burwick.
Northlink phone number: 0845 600 0449
Pentland Ferries: 01856 831 226
John O'Groats Ferries: 01955 611 353