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Linklater KW17 2RN, Scotland
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Our half-day tour with Stan came with a surprise benefit: in addition to being a history expert, Stan is an experienced birder. This added a whole new and unexpected level to our tour as he identified local bird species for us along with expert explanations...More

Thank BrynMawrBK
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Our cruise ship didn't give us very much time in Kirkwall, but we still felt like our Pure Orkney tour gave us as much as we could possibly hope for. The van was small but spacious; there were only four of us, but six or...More

1  Thank LoneshtarK
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Pure Orkney is a fairly new tour agency established by Stan Groundwater. His day long tour of the most famous sites (Maeshowe, Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, Stones of Stenness, Broch of Gurness), all predating Stonehenge, was inspirational and awe inspiring. Stan himself is extremely...More

Thank Africafan2001
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Stan is a great guide. Happy to wander about the islands as he is to do more serious guiding. A warm, enthusiastic and fun guide I would happily recommend him to anyone looking for a excellent local view of the Orkney Islands

Thank Kwosti
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My husband is very keen on the history of the WW1 & WW2 so going along with his interest I booked Pure Orkney. Well it was the best booking I could have done Pure Orkney (Stan) told me & my husband such interesting facts about...More

Thank gebeez
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Stan is a knowledgeable guide and has a lot of information to share. We enjoyed most of the tour. Our day was less than optimal because he had failed to book us on one of the major attractions (Maeshowe) that was promised on the tour....More

Thank Betty B
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Stan Groundwater is a great guide who knows so much about the amazing Orkney Isles. We had a great time learning and enjoying the beauty of these islands. Highly recommend!

Thank Monica S
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Stan is fantastic! His knowledge of flora and fauna is encyclopedic. He knows all of the birds and plants off the top of his head. Plus his organizational skills are perfect. He got our crew of 15 tourists to multiple sites on the same day...More

1  Thank Dave L
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Stan visited us on our first morning to give us a 'Breakfast Briefing'. The time was pre-arranged to suit us. Stan came with a printed briefing which was very comprehensive. We wanted to know about birdwatching and where to see wildlife in general. Not only...More

Thank stayathomeEngland
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Have just come back from a wonderful tour of Orkney. Stayed at the Creel in St Margaret's Hope. On one evening, Stan Groundwater came in to give a really insightful and interesting illustrated talk on both the ancient and recent history of Orkney. Reasonable cost...More

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