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Scapa Flow

Kirkwall, Scotland
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Orkney Islands Day Trip from Inverness
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views over scapa flow are amazing. We drove from Stromness via orpher to Kirkwall and you get phenomenal breathtaking views.

1  Thank GillianW31
Reviewed 1 week ago

I never in a million years realised the ingenuity of our parents/grandparents in ensure a navy fleet did not access our shores. The Churchill Barriers are an amazing structure to drive over and see the scuttled ships still blocking sea access also. We were so...More

Thank Gwen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As previously mentioned Scapa Flow is the second largest natural harbour in the world, about 120 square miles. There is so much history here, seeing the block ships, Churchill Barriers and much more. There are even 3 oil rigs in the Flow at the moment....More

Thank quirky-savage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The natural feature of Scapa flow together with the man made feature of the Churchill barriers, and scuttled ships. This is a must see to understand the significance of the Flow in U.K. History. Accessible via public roads.

Thank 1949etwall
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Reading history is one of my favourite things to do when I got a spare moment. So Scapa Flow has been one of the places I've been curious about for a long time. Saying that, I would recommend reading some of the history behind these...More

2  Thank Even H
Reviewed 3 April 2017

A superb natural harbour which has seen innumerable military and naval exploits, particularly over the last 100 years.

Thank MrsJosephineJones
Reviewed 1 April 2017

so much to see and do in and around scapa flow,diving if you are into it plenty of local diving boat all experts on the flow most work out off stromness.fishing,bird watching,and wildlife excursions,beautiful walks beaches with very few people on them take a trip...More

Thank icemang101
Reviewed 31 March 2017

... or you will miss the historical significance of the site. If you are interested in military history, this is a must.

Thank Nunya-from-NS
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We carried out our first PADI Dive course 5 years ago in the Orkney Islands and since then we have always felt the need to return on a semi regular basis. We started off diving on the Churchill Barriers and eventually moved out into Scapa...More

Thank JPIN16
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Breath taking scenery. Warm and friendly merchants. Many historical sites. My favorite stop on a two week cruise! Loved it!!!!

Thank Alice C
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There are 6 of us hoping to visit June to see were our father was helped by locals when the Royal Oak was torpedoed off Scapa Flow.We would like to visit the Royal Oak and wondered if we can get a local boat to take us.Any ideas and suggestions will be gratefully received,we will be travelling by cars from Lincolnshire.Many Thanks.
4 February 2017|
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Response from Bret W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, As Scapa Flow is a popular spot for divers I would have thought during the summer there would be plenty of opportunities to hire someone to take you out on a boat. There is a good tourist information office in... More
Elaine W
What time does the tour leave and return?
15 May 2016|
Response from GrumpyandtheOldLady | Reviewed this property |
Our tour, "Orkney's Neolithic Heartland," began at 1:45 p.m. and ended at 5:15 p.m.. We passed Scapa Flow en-route. Our tour guide was a local and was a wealth of information. He explained the history of this body of... More
we are calling in at Kirkwall for the day (cruise ship) and want to see some of the naval history sites. Have tried a couple of history tours but booked....any ideas as to how else can get the most from our day. Cruise ship doing several trips but have normally found them to be fairly light on historical information!
11 June 2015|
Response from Zulma M |
The tour was set at our convenience and lasted about 2 hours. We chose 2 pm because it worked for us. I know John would be happy to consider YOUR schedule. Have fun!