How do I get to Eday? 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 Loganair flight from Kirkwall to Eday on Wednesdays. Alternatively, Orkney Ferries travel to Eday from Kirkwall, sometimes via Sanday.
How do I get around Eday? Eday Loch Adventures provide self drive, car and motor home hire as well as a Taxi service on request. Also, there is J & J car hire and taxis, located near the pier. Eday Minibus Tours offer guided tours of Eday and there are several nice walks to complete around the island – which also provides an Island Ranger service.
What’s worth visiting on Eday? Carrick House was built in the early 17th century and was the scene of Pirate Gow´s capture. The Red House is an ongoing project to restore one of the best preserved 19th century crofts remaining in the Orkney Islands. Eday Heritage and Visitor Centre includes information and artefacts about life on Eday. Finally, there is Vinquoy Hill Chambered Cairn which is a restored tomb made from red Eday sandstone.
Where can I stay on Eday? Blett B&B, North School, Roadside Public House and B&B and Sui Generis Guest Rooms all offer Bed and Breakfast accommodation. Self-catering accommodation is provided by Blakkbanks (a converted croft), Blett cottage, Fersness Cottage, Pirate Gows Chalets, Sties Cottage and The Ruah. There is also Swenstay Bothy and Eday Community Youth Hostel, which has a camping area with two electric hook ups.
Any other information On Eday? The airport on Eday is known as London Airport, due to its closeness to the Bay of London.