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  • Diana B
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This site provides a wonderful insight into Neolithic life in Orkney. We found it breathtaking & awe-inspiring. Our guide provided a great deal of information that really animated our experience. We had been wanting to visit for years, and it did not disappoint. Do not miss this!
    Written 3 February 2024
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  • Islandling
    Orkney Islands, UK95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The views from here are lovely, with spectacular sunset photo opportunities if you are fortunate enough to be here when the weather is good. You can have a wee look at the comet stone while you're here, although the stones themselves are unfortunately inaccessible to the public. It's a smashing place for a stroll around, and it even has a couple of pokemon gyms!
    When I was here, I found a whole ton of edible wild mushrooms growing, which was just incredible to find this late in the year. So, I'm giving it five stars. :-)

    Really though, it's lovely.
    Try to go when it's nice weather, and bring a camera.
    Written 14 December 2023
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  • epemberton
    North Yorkshire, UK214 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My favourite walk from our whole week in Orkney. Parking free at the literal end of the road! Fantastic cliff top scenery. Worth detouring up the headland after you set off from the car park for views over to Hoy and the Old Man. Some cracking sea stacks off the coast, sadly we had to turn around after Yesnaby Castle as it was getting too hot for the dogs, but would've loved to continue down to North Gaulton like we originally planned.
    Written 18 September 2023
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  • sharon w
    Carlisle, UK4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I'm a carer & was going to the Shetland Islands for a month,the staff were all absolutely amazing 👏 you couldn't fault a single one,smiling,cheerful and friendly 😀
    On my return a week later there was a problem but once again the Captain and Crew were all on hand to help me out,I'd just like to say a massive thankyou to all of you it really did mean alot & although I won't be returning I've got to say that all the crew were honestly the best people I met through the entire weeks experience ♥️ Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.
    Sharon Watson xxxxx
    Written 14 December 2023
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  • Patric D
    Sandbach, UK1,006 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is amazing. it is a huge site that is being excavated and there is lots to see. Do join one of the guided tours as you will learn so much more, and the enthusiasm of the volunteers on site is contagious.
    It was really interesting to watch the dig happening before our eyes, and we werer lucky that one preson made an interesting find while we were there.
    Written 24 August 2023
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  • Lindum20C
    East Lothian, UK448 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A really beautiful location (the photo on the left does it no justice) with three gallery spaces; one is the permanent collection and two guest collections. The permanent is great and one of the others was too, but I couldn't comprehend the third. Still a very worthwhile visit
    Written 8 November 2023
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  • ilovewhisky
    Manchester, UK43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited as a family and it was great. Some absolute legend has come up with a way to keep the kids entertained while the grown ups do the tour and tasting and it's genius. A little schoolbook with activities, a stamp hunt, schoolroom dressing up clothes and, at the end, a flight of different cordials to compare while we were comparing the beer - they loved it and so did we! Interesting tour of the brewery and a good shop.
    Written 11 September 2023
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  • Johnlobster
    Morpeth, UK2,687 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went here on our tour of Scotland. Really enjoyed the tour of the house. Marvellously kept over the years. Good value for money.
    Written 6 December 2023
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  • Jeremy W
    Bishops Stortford, UK45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Yet another of the invariably fascinating, small museums connecting these isles & their people with their extraordinary history. They shed understanding & an often very personal light on what life was like here, all the way back. Thus museum’s very full of things but, for the bits which interest you, wholly absorbing. Not far out of the way, it’s well worth finding.
    Written 21 September 2023
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  • CraigF84
    Mukilteo, WA387 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The battery is a remaining coastal defense location from WWII that remains very intact. If you are interested in history it will provide a lot of great points of interest. If you do not care about the history, then the views are well worth making the short trip from the center of Stromness.
    Written 25 July 2023
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  • Matt S
    Sandy, UK100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our thanks must go to Keith the ranger who showed us around this site and the stones of Stenness. We arrived and Keith immediatly captivated us with his impressive knowledge and skill of story telling. The site is interesting and the stones too, however it could easily be overlooked in the shadow of the larger Ring of Brodgar. My advice - see them both!
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • YHZGlobetrotter
    Waverley, Canada816 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stromness is the second largest town on the island and chock full of character. We drove through the (very) narrow streets, exploring and enjoying the quirky names. We drove all along the marina and pier and to the outskirts of the town. We found our way to the beautiful road circling the golf course where several gentlemen were enjoying a game on this stunning sunny afternoon. We drove along the ocean and beside the abandoned WWII batteries and “pillboxes”. It was fascinating to see them in such good condition after all these years, … and the views across the ocean were stunning.
    Written 18 November 2023
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