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Orkney Uncovered

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Orkney the sequel, starring Kinlay!

My wife and I traveled to Orkney 2 years ago and spent 3 days with Kinlay. He showed us ancient... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Greg M
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Ottawa, Canada
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Great day on Orkney

Kinlay met us off the cruise ship and we had a great day going to various archeological sites... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
eandeMelbourne
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Melbourne
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I traveled to Orkney 2 years ago and spent 3 days with Kinlay. He showed us ancient Mainland, Rousay and Hoy. It was AMAZING!! Full of ancient history, Norse stories and more recent wartime accounts. We enjoyed Orkney and Kinlay’s experiences so...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Kinlay met us off the cruise ship and we had a great day going to various archeological sites including Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar and other sites including the Churchill barriers and other various world war points of interest. His knowledge of the island...More

1  Thank eandeMelbourne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kinlay met us at Kirkwall airport where our Orkney adventure began. He firstly took us to St Magnus Cathedral where he helped to locate the burial site of my Great Great Grandparents and my Great Great Great Grandmother and the tribute on her headstone to...More

Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I reviewed Orkney Uncovered in 2016 after I had taken a group to Orkney. On that occasion I parted from Kindlay saying to him in the presence of my group "I have 20 years experience of leading my own tour groups and I have employed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day visiting the beautiful island of Hoy and seeing sights of archaeological interest as well as those from the two world wars. Kinlay was an absolute fountain of knowledge and we learned so much about Hoy's strategic involvement in the wars....More

Thank Meander379411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I live in New York City and the oldest structure we have is in Brooklyn and it was built in 1652. It was amazing for me to learn that there are prehistoric structures in Orkney that are 5,000 years old. Orkney is magical and...More

Thank Marie M
Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Marie, Thank you very much for your outstanding and well written review. It was a pleasure to meet you and Robbii and guide you both with Alice and Randii around our superb and historic islands. 1652 for Brooklyn is still very old and someday...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kinlay has fantastic knowledge and a real depth to his understanding of Orkney and its history. The tour was a well balanced mix of humor and facts and was consistently engaging.Highly recommend for anyone, the depth of history within the Islands is immense and Kinlay...More

Thank Ed T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brilliant knowledge , enthusiasm and good humour , thoroughly recommended . We toured in a group and Kinlay's attention to detail was outstanding . My wife and I had a specific request which was fitted into the itinery seemlessly and was much appreciated . Whether...More

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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Andrew, Thank you very much for your excellent review. It was my pleasure to meet you and your wife and to help locate your family graves at St Peters Kirk at Skaill. I do hope to welcome you back to Orkney in the future....More

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Orkney is a land of stories. The echoes of ancient wanderers, invaders and settlers is strewn about the islands. The world wars also colored the history of Orkney. You can enjoy on your own. Or have a master storyteller unlock Orkney. Kinlay Francis and his...More

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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Alice, Thank you so much for your excellent review is was a true honour to take you, Randii, Robbii and Marie on tour around our historic and scenic island. We certainly covered a number of great ancient and scenic sites and structures. Benjamin has...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

Four years ago my wife and I were fortunate to visit Orkney (previous review "Two Great Days") for a short visit. So taken were we with the soothing pastoral scenery, contrasting rugged cliffs and seascapes, accessible and preserved examples of Ancient history and Orkney's role...More

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Ruggedadventurer, Owner at Orkney Uncovered, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Ian and Carol, Thank you very much for your amazing and well written review, it was a joy to read. We really appreciate the valued repeat business and for allowing us to guide you through several amazing islands. It is a shame that due...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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Response from Ruggedadventurer | Property representative |
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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