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How do I get to Wyre? Loganair (part of the Flybe group) fly from Aberdeen, Barra, Belfast, Benbecula, Birmingham, Campbeltown, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Guernsey, Inverness, Islay, Isle of Man, Jersey, Leeds/Bradford, London (Gatwick), Manchester, Manston (Kent), Newquay, Norwich, Southampton, Stornoway and Sumburgh (Shetland). Most flights are via Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Inverness. Or, you could travel by Northlink ferry from the ferry terminals in Aberdeen (to Kirkwall) and Scrabster (to Stromness). Alternatively, you could travel by Pentland Ferries on the Gill´s Bay to St Margert´s Hope route. Finally, John O´ Groats passenger only ferries run from John O´Groats to South Ronaldsay. From May to September, there is a direct bus route from Inverness to John O´Groats that meets with the ferry - this is known as ´The Orkney Bus´. There is a daily Orkney Ferries service from Tingwall on the Orkney mainland to Wyre. You can also get to the island of Wyre from the neighbouring islands of Egilsay and Rousay, on Orkney Ferries.
What's worth visiting on Wyre? Cubbie Roo's Castle was built around 1150 and was the first recorded stone Castle in Scotland. Near to the Castle is twelth century St Mary's Chapel, a fine example of Norse design. The Wyre Heritage Centre has an exhibition on the history of Wyre, with a special section on Cubbie Roo's Castle.
Where can I stay on Wyre? The nearest accommodation to the island of Wyre is located on Rousay.
Are there any books/DVD's about Wyre?
- The Wildlife of Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre by Craig Whyte,
- Viking Scotland (Historic Scotland) by Anna Ritchie and
- The Orkney Book by Donald Omand.