Place:Rousay, Orkney, Scotland

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NameRousay
TypeIsland
Coordinates59.166667°N 3.033333°W
Located inOrkney, Scotland
Also located inRousay and Eagleshay, Orkney, Scotland    


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Rousay ( meaning Rolf's Island) is a small, hilly island about north of Orkney's Mainland, off the north coast of Scotland, and has been nicknamed "the Egypt of the north", due to its archaeological diversity and importance.

It is separated from mainland Orkney by the Eynhallow Sound, and, like its neighbours Egilsay and Wyre, can be reached by ro-ro ferry from Tingwall, on the mainland of Orkney, which takes 20–25 minutes. This service is operated by Orkney Ferries, and can take up to 95 passengers (reduced to 50 in winter), and 10 cars. The ferry links the islands of Rousay, Egilsay, and Wyre with each other, and with the mainland of Orkney.

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