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Scapa Flow

Kirkwall, Scotland
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This treacherous pass made ship navigation difficult, resulting in over 10 sunken ship wrecks, providing an excellent dive site.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you just drive by without knowing about the wars and the part this area played, it's just another pretty harbor area. Large yes, but still just like many others. However if you study the history and how it was used in the war and...More

Thank RC30319
Reviewed 6 days ago

one of those evocative places I have always wanted to visit- in itself its a beautiful beach, clean & pretty & lovely sand. the scenery is pretty too, the oil rigs adding to the charm for me. But the thought of the HMS Royal Oak...More

Thank Arramattic
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fact that this small place in the Orkney Islands was such a huge factor in both the first and second world wars, and now in space exploration is astonishing

Thank Peggy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff and good setup an presentation You get a deep dive into the life in Scapa Flow during world war 1 & 2 Good photos an video

Thank Eddie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Imagining 75 ships moored in this are, and thinking of The Ark Royal sinking and the work that went into the Churchill Barriers really makes you think about the significance of this place and its value to the nation. A wonderful place!

Thank Derek H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A drive along the four Churchill Barriers from Mainland Orkney across the islands of Lamb Holm, Glimps Holm, Burray to South Ronaldsay is a must. The sunken block ships from WWII are visible on both sides of the barriers, in Scapa Flow and the North...More

Thank milligan1959
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To drive around Scapa Flow and to look over it is quite special. It is amazing how large it is and how wild. The views from the roads around are spectacular.

Thank Dannykimweed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

100% worth every penny spent...choose Orkney Uncovered first you wont be disappointed. We are a local family who wathed a tour with a difference and this delivered..

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The waterway is impressive in its own right, and the views across it are superb.......but when you add in its history (and its well worth have a Guide) then you find it almost overwhelming that such events happened in, what is today, such a tranquil...More

Thank An_Old_Burian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From Viking crossings to the role it played in WWI and WWII, these waters were important to the history of the Orkneys. So much came to life for us to see it, not just read about it.

Thank Nutmeg2003
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Response from vintagechina | Reviewed this property |
I did the maxi bus tour that had 55 people on it. There is a web site Tours by locals I would check into. I saw a lot with my tour but it just wet my appetite for a more in depth tour. Good luck
3 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
Elaine W
14 May 2016|
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