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Address: Kirkwall, Scotland
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: This treacherous pass made ship navigation difficult, resulting in over 10...
This treacherous pass made ship navigation difficult, resulting in over 10 sunken ship wrecks, providing an excellent dive site.
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Orkney Islands Day Trip from Inverness

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Scapa Flow is really something you cannot miss in Orkney. I mean this literally. This huge area of water was a safe anchorage for shipping throughout hundreds of years. Great to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Stranraer, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

very interesting museum. Went there with the ferry. Not much to do around which can be a bit disappointed as documentation seems to make you believe you can spend more time there. Nice Coffee shop. Museum more enjoyable by a nice weather as some of it is outside.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Scapa Flow is really something you cannot miss in Orkney. I mean this literally. This huge area of water was a safe anchorage for shipping throughout hundreds of years. Great to visit and even more so to go on. We recommend taking a ferry across to Hoy as you pass straight over the top of the sunken German Fleet.

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Cairns, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I am more of an ancient history girl, but there is just SO much to capture you imagination at Skapa Flow, apart from the natural beauty of Orkney, the Churchill Barriers are inventive, amazing and vital, the hulls and masts of the battleship wrecks still appearing above the water line are sad and romantic, the wartime memories and important historical... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I had read about scapa flow but it was not until i visited that the maritime strategic significance of this site sunk in. It is worth a look but if you don't know of its place in world events of 1914 .. 1918 then i would advise you to do a little research before you visit.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were lucky enough to have booked a tour with Kinlay of Orkney Uncovered so we had a personal tour of the area and a detailed explanation of the history of Scapa Flow in both world wars. There is still so much to see from those times and the changes geographically to the coastline over time are very evident here.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We loved the landscape and learnt a lot. Well worth a visit to the Scapa Flow Visitor Centre in Lyness

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We visited this amazing natural harbor as part of a private tour with Orkney Uncovered. Spectacular views of what used to be the base of the Grand Fleet in World War One. Check out the sea life on the causeways.

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Fish anywhere with deepish water on the flow side for plenty of fish in the summer - fresh mackerel by the bucket. great on the BBQ!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Scarpa flow it basically an inland sea surrounded by various island but it's claim to fame was it was the base for the grand fleet in WW1 and later the scuttling the German fleet in 1919 although there's nothing to see apart from a load sea bouys marking the resting place of the scuttled ship, but a real nice location

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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

the trouble about reviewing Scapa Flow is 'what aspect:'. So much history, of the navy, the barriers (ships or Churchill?), the Italian chapel, the geology or the sheer size of this huge harbour. It took us a couple of days to even get an idea of all the history. Worth reading about it before you start. We got a guidebook... More 

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