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Lamb Holm, St. Mary's KW17 2RT, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

This must have been such a comfort to the Italian prisoners of war. Beautifully decorated inside,The place where it was built is next to the Churchill barriers and there is as all beach where children were paddling. Wrecks deliberately sunk were clearly visible. Dangerous for...More

Thank Rosamund B
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great wee site, and well worth a look. The beauty and intricacy of the artwork, not only the extensive design of the interior in paint, but also the wood- and metal- working to give the Italian prisoners of war somewhere to pray. Lots of...More

Thank scott_ohara
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a delightful place to visit with an interesting history to it. It is a must do for anyone visiting Orkney.

Thank peterwhibley2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

The drive getting to this location was far more enjoyable than the site itself. The chapel is interesting considering the circumstances of how it was built but there are so many other attractions to see in the Orkney Islands I would put this one at...More

Thank SaskatchewanViking68
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We would have loved to have gone into this chapel but there was no facility to pay the entry fee with a card. So instead we milled about outside with a whole lot of other people who didn't have cash. Such a wasted opportunity.

Thank 0jacquiew
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s a converted Nissan hut with a fee nice trinkets in it, why get excited? You only need 10 minutes here and you are done. If you have a connection it will be much more but to the normal tourist, I can’t see why it’s...More

Thank Doug_421
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A special spiritual place built by Italian prisoners of war while they built Churchill’s barriers around scapa flow, beautiful building and painting built during tim a of the war.

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place. I have seen pictures and heard a lot about this place but they do not do it justice. I thought it would be nice but I really was blown away just how it was and got a lovely feeling of peace...More

Thank beaulyben
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had visited the chapel before and were so looking forward to showing it to our son and grandchildren! The loved it! Taking pictures soaking up the atmosphere! Last time we were there, there was no entry charge, but I understand why...More

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing building created from basic materials and two Nissan Huts. The WW2 POWs from Italy created it and it was so skill fully made. It is a spiritual place that deserves respect and reverence. I can certainly recommend a visit to this...More

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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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