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Orkney Uncovered

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Orkney Uncovered Private Tours, provides private guided tours of the Orkney Islands. We cover all of Orkney’s history, culture, economy, food and drink. We specialise in Military history and Scapa Flow. We provide bespoke Ancient Orkney private...more
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Kirkwall KW15 1TP, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 December 2018

My husband and I feel extremely lucky to have spent the day with Kinlay Francis of Orkney Uncovered. The weather was blustery but that did not stop Kinlay from showing us everything about Orkney that we had wanted to see and experience. Everything about our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Dear Renee and Stephen, Thank you so much for the amazing review and for booking your winter adventure with Orkney Uncovered. You should be proud of yourselves for having the courage to brave the December weather. It’s great that we had Skara Brae to ourselves....More

Reviewed 12 November 2018

We thought about cancelling our day tour with Kinlay because of the weather but decided not to let the weather dictate our trip! So glad we went on this amazing tour of Orkney. Kinlay was knowledgable and interesting. He changed around our stops to deal...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Dear Melanie, Thank you very much for your excellent review. I am glad you had a great day of private touring, despite the changeable Orkney climate. Thanks for booking with Orkney Uncovered, have a great Christmas and we hope to welcome you back in the...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018

Orkney Uncovered is a one-man-show starring Kinlay Francis, and Kinlay is the real deal. He's an Orkney native, a military historian, and is funny, chatty, and looks like a viking raider. A group of four spent a day with him and it was a wonderful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Dear Seth, Thanks for the awesome and quirky review. My beard is looking more Viking like and matches my number plate which is cool. Glad you all had a superb day on Orkney and thank you for booking with Orkney Uncovered. We hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 26 October 2018

Seven days of extraordinary experiences! Kinlay Francis' knowledge of the area history, military activity in all eras and sites to visit are fantastic. Absolutely loved visiting so many ancient, WW I and WW II sites and locations. We also wanted a single malt Scotch tasting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Dear Chaz, Firstly let me say that it was a true honour to take you and Vince on your multiple day private tour of the Orkney Islands. Really glad you enjoyed my military history expertise and all the superb single malt scotch and distillery experiences....More

Reviewed 21 October 2018

Orkney Uncovered picks you up in the morning with a list of places to go that we might be interested in. As the tour progresses the tour is flexible enough that we can spend more or less time at the places that best fulfill our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Dear Asa and Jessie, Thank you very much for your excellent review, we appreciate the feedback as do our prospective clientele. We are glad you had a great day of exploring Orkney and hope to welcome you back to Orkney in the future. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Been meaning to write this review since having an absolute whale of a time with Kinlay on our uncovered tour. First of all- amazing service from original booking in January until we landed in Orkney in July- Kirsty (Kinlays partner in crime!) was efficient and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Hi, Thank you very much for the fantastic review and for booking your adventure with Orkney Uncovered. We did see a tremendous amount in the time we had and the weather was spectacular!! The Norse sun gods came back for us!! Really glad you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018

An excellent day of exploration with a fantastic host in Kinlay. We had no specific requests and so were treated to all the major sites and the trips down south across the Churchill Barriers. This was an excellent day tour with just the two of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Hi, Thank you very much for your superb review. We are glad you had a great time exploring the ancient and military sites. Thanks for booking with Orkney Uncovered, we look forward to welcoming you back to Orkney in the future. Kind regards, Kinlay Orkney...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Loved the tour and experiences lots of new places and learnt a lot about the history of the place. Lots of laughs along the way, a great way to start my UK experience!!More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Dear Helen, Thank you so much for your excellent review and for booking with Orkney Uncovered. We had a great time exploring all the amazing ancient sites in Orkney and her islands. I look forward to you privately guiding you more in the future. Best...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Orkney Uncovered offers a unique opportunity to design a tour around your interests, which in our case was ancient Orkney. Kinlay picked us up at our B&B and proceeded to entertain us with a mix of historical fact and local lore as he helped us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Dear Janet, Thank you very much for the amazing review. I am glad you had a great day exploring the ancient sites of Orkney. I really appreciate the feedback on my demeanour and guiding skills, I do try my best and keeping our clients informed...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Kinley is the best tour guide I have had in a very long time, he is extremely knowlegable and makes the tours personal to your interest, I would highly recommend him and his company Orkney Uncovered to anyone spending time on the isles.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karl G
Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Dear Karl, Thank you very much for your great review and for booking with Orkney Uncovered it was a pleasure to take you both on tour and I’m glad you had a great day. I do hope to welcome you again and uncover more military...More

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poss60
15 August 2018|
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Response from Ruggedadventurer | Property representative |
Hi Deb, Many thanks for your enquiry, unfortunately we only offer private tours of he Orkney Islands. We hope you enjoy your time in Orkney when you visit. Best wishes, Kinlay Orkney Uncovered
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astroian
19 June 2018|
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Hi thanks for your question. We offer private tours and we are delighted to say we have availability on the 8th September. For full details and the types of tailored tour we offer please visit and contact us through our... More
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Vinny56
12 June 2018|
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Hi, I thought we had answered this, it seems not, so apologies for the delay. I’m afraid we are fully booked for July. There are a few other companies you could try. Perhaps Reds Tours of Orkney. Hope you have a great... More
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