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The Italian Chapel

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Lamb Holm, St. Mary's KW17 2RT, Scotland
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Orkney Islands Day Trip from Inverness
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Lamb Holm, St. Mary's KW17 2RT, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

Such an unusual gem in Orkneys war time history. REALLY well worth a visit. Numbers are restricted for the best experience for visitors but lots of info about and the area and the views are stunning.

Thank geordiepupz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Smaller than I'd imagined but very beautiful. History surrounding this is explained inside and out. £3 per adult entry . Really impressive and beautiful surroundings.

Thank GillianW31
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an amazing visit, not only because of its beauty but also because of the story of Italian POW's who worked for years building the "Churchill Barriers" between Orkney mainland and several outlying islands, but also because of the truly inspiring story of men...More

1  Thank mikeforney
Reviewed 4 days ago

I could not believe the craftsmanship achieved by looking for what could be salvaged from around this location. It is a work of art dedicated the faith of these men

Thank Gwen M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a MUST to see while you are in Orkney. This chapel was made by the Italian Prisoner of war in the second world war these prisoners were sent over to work on the Churchill barriers a massive series of concrete paths that seal...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful Chapel built by Italian POW's from 2 Nissan huts lined with plasterboard. Well worth a visit.

Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago

While Orkney is known for its archaeology and ancient monuments, it also contains a much more modern attraction which should not be missed. During World War ll, Italian prisoners of war were brought to Orkney to work on the Churchill Barriers, a group of causeways...More

8  Thank Suzanne P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Built by Italian POW's this chapel is in converted nissan huts, the painting inside is amazing, ingeneous use of what was available to make lights etc. Well worth a visit.

Thank Saabaero
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This attraction only costs 3 pounds to get in and is well worth a visit. Two back to back Nissan huts were converted into an Italian chapel by Italian prisoners of war who helping to build the Churchill Barriers. Everything is hand painted, you would...More

Thank quirky-savage
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This may not necessarily be to everyone's taste- but the ingenuity improvisation and effort required to create this masterpiece is amazing. It is a must see.

Thank 1949etwall
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EmmaSpurginHussey
I know that the chapel was used before it was finished, and that Domenico Chiocchetti (and possibly others?) stayed behind to finish the work on the building, but could you please tell me when the chapel was first used for worship? Thank you.
17 February 2015|
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Response from KennybOrmiston | Reviewed this property |
So sometime late 1943 two nissen huts were given to the prisoners. They left the island 9 Sep 1944. Difficult to say exactly when it was first used as a chapel though.. owing to the fortunes of war the chapel was in use a... More
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