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Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery

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I have visited many war cemeteries in many different parts of the world. This is a well kept place... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
swimlifeuk
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Moving visit.

A site which shows the great waste of lives. They made the ultimate sacrifice so we can be... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
beemanjohn
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Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Hoy and Graemsay, is on Hoy, between Mill Bay and Ore Bay. Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery was begun in 1915 when Scapa Flow was the base of the Grand Fleet. Lyness remained as a Royal Naval base until July 1946 and the cemetery contains graves from both wars.
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

I have visited many war cemeteries in many different parts of the world. This is a well kept place and well worth a visit.

Thank swimlifeuk
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

A site which shows the great waste of lives. They made the ultimate sacrifice so we can be here. Maybe not the happiest place buy it is well kept, the gardeners were there on our visit. If you have time visit and take a moment...More

Thank beemanjohn
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Well kept cemetery. Nice to see but sad at the same time thinking of all the people who lost their lives, some of them unknown.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Near to the Scapa Flow visitor centre this peaceful place allows visitors to stroll amongst he many graves of young men who lost their lives during wartime. The cemetery is beautifully maintained and worth seeing.

Thank Iain A
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

It seems wrong to rate a cemetery as excellent, but this place is peaceful and demands contemplation of the events that demanded its creation. Wandering around, it is interesting and instructive to see the wide range of ages and nationalities buried here, including a small...More

Thank Jeff1903
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

A great way to learn about the sacrifices made for us by servicemen in both World Wars. Educational but not too boring for younger visitors with a lovely cafe where the staff wear period dress (at least on our visit) which is a nice touch.

Thank Revatron
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Beautifully maintained site with contemporary interpretation panels explaining deaths. Beautiful location and so peaceful. Good signage if driving around the island but easiest route is to walk behind the museum. Can't recommend this enough. Look especially for German graves at rear of site.

Thank hu10
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

We visited the cemetery after we'd looked round the Visitors' Centre. What a wonderful tribute to very brave men - beautifully maintained and a great sense of respect and peace in the final resting place of so many who gave their lives for freedom.

Thank SueHR51
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

We travelled to Orkney for the 100th anniversary commemorations of the sinking of HMS Hampshire. This is the second time we have visited the grave and were again struck at the peacefulness which seems to make this all the more poignant. So sad that so...More

Thank Anne H
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

This well kept cemetery is home to the graves and memorials to those lost at sea in and around Orkney of note the Vanguard And Royal Oak ho crew lost there lives in what was thought to be the safe harbour Scapa Flow . Please...More

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