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Orkney Islands Day Trip from Inverness
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This treacherous pass made ship navigation difficult, resulting in over 10 sunken ship wrecks, providing an excellent dive site.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“natural harbour” (10 reviews)
“world war” (13 reviews)
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Kirkwall, Scotland
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"churchill barriers"
in 61 reviews
"natural harbour"
in 10 reviews
"world war"
in 13 reviews
"high seas"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful stretch"
in 3 reviews
"southern islands"
in 3 reviews
"german submarine"
in 3 reviews
"naval history"
in 8 reviews
"stunning scenery"
in 5 reviews
"u boat"
in 9 reviews
"royal oak"
in 14 reviews
"low tide"
in 5 reviews
"italian chapel"
in 15 reviews
"italian prisoners of war"
in 4 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 17 reviews
"south ronaldsay"
in 3 reviews
"local guide"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We caught a bus from Kirkwall to Scapa Beach then walked back, after a tour of Scapa Distillery. Beautiful bay, the ubiquitous sea cliffs flowers and birds. Great views of the flow from all over especially by bus along the Chrchill Barriers when we travelled...More

Thank Alison P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the areal as part of a week long tour with Orkney Archaeology. Our guide, Caz, added so much with her explanation of the history of Scapa

1  Thank Roger D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting place, you cross the Churchill Barriers on the way to the smaller islands. As you cross the second barrier you see the ships in the Scarpa Flow which were scuttled as extra protection for our ships.

2  Thank Pam D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many interesting things to learn about the history of Orkney and Scapa Flow is absolutely fascinating. It’s great to be able to drive along the causeway and see the remnants of the shipwrecks still there as they would have been years ago....More

2  Thank Lmjc16
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its only a body of water but what a body of water. just to stand here and think back to the end of ww1 or the beginning of ww2 wow , just breath taking.

1  Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

I had happen to visit Kirkwall and stayed at the hostel . They offered me a bike on rent to go and visit the Churchill Barriers which was a great site . The overall history behind the sinking of the ships to protect the people...More

3  Thank CaptUnmesh
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Crossed it via the Churchill Barriers and ran along the beach near Kirkwall. Windy, wet and quite wild.

2  Thank Angela2099
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Such a nice area, all of Orkney is beautiful, found this area particularly nice. Very cold when we visited hopefully will visit in the summer

3  Thank Karen R
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

I don’t feel like there is much to see here. Perhaps if you were a big history buff this would be worth it, but it was far from a highlight of the trip.

1  Thank Sara R
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

As the largest naturall harbour in the northern hemisphere, second only in size to Australia's Sydney Harbour, the constantly changing scenery as you navigate around the perimeter of the anchorage is never short of spectacular. More than that, it has been the home of the...More

4  Thank Josephine J
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DIAMONDMEN1
17 July 2017|
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Response from Josephine J | Reviewed this property |
Cruise liner passengers can book coach trips via their Shore Excursion company. If you want a private tour then check out ideas in the "Notes" [see LH column] of Facebook page for Personalised Orkney Tours.
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Gill0712
4 February 2017|
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Response from Bret W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, As Scapa Flow is a popular spot for divers I would have thought during the summer there would be plenty of opportunities to hire someone to take you out on a boat. There is a good tourist information office in... More
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Elaine W
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Response from GrumpyandtheOldLady | Reviewed this property |
Our tour, "Orkney's Neolithic Heartland," began at 1:45 p.m. and ended at 5:15 p.m.. We passed Scapa Flow en-route. Our tour guide was a local and was a wealth of information. He explained the history of this body of... More
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