The views over scapa flow are amazing. We drove from Stromness via orpher to Kirkwall and you get phenomenal breathtaking views.
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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
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
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
A superb natural harbour which has seen innumerable military and naval exploits, particularly over the last 100 years.
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
... or you will miss the historical significance of the site. If you are interested in military history, this is a must.
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
Breath taking scenery. Warm and friendly merchants. Many historical sites. My favorite stop on a two week cruise! Loved it!!!!