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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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The oldest dwelling

Second time visit for me but first time for my two Vermont friends. What can I nsay. Older than Stonehenge, its amnazing it has survived.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Dumfries
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Second time visit for me but first time for my two Vermont friends. What can I nsay. Older than Stonehenge, its amnazing it has survived.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Day by day Scapa Flow reveals itself. Staying near St. Margaret's Hope we drove by several times - first day in bright sunshine it was amazing to see all the ships, and think of what happened. The scuttling, the U-boat attacks. In the evening as the sun sets there is another character, and a further day with heavy mist, the... More 

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South Cumbria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This was extremely interesting and so poignant, especially with shiupwrecks still evident in this area.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

contrast the beautiful scene there today with the sight of warships in the World Wars. Some ships are sunk and provide diving sites. Some are marked by bouys as reminders. Without a doubt a must visit when in Orkney.

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Brooklyn NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Mandatory for anyone who claims to understand 20th century naval history. If you want to teach geography to your grandchildren, start here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We went there recently & were facinated by the sheer size of Scapa Flow & it's total surrounds. It seemed so quite & peaceful - with not a ship - boat or submarine anywhere in sight. There was hardly a ripple showing on the day we visited,albeit it can be quite stormy. The area is famous of course for protecting... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The sight of so many ships of war at one time must have been frightening because now there a peaceful bay with a marker buoy to remind you of the sinking of The Royal Oak during World War 2.

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gourock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Loved this,due to family history by just a body of water in 2015.please visit.history is ver yevident

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Had a terrific tour around the outskirts of Kirkwall using an Orkney Day Rider ticket (£8.30). Took in Scapa Flow, Skara Brae, Skaill House, Stenness Standing Stones etc. i.e. same as expensive official tours. Glaswegian driver was hilarious.

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Nampa, ID
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This was part of our Kirkwall bus tour. It was a nice area, just not that particularly impressive. It was interesting history and the drive is actually fairly short (and on the way to/from other attractions)

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Address: Address: Kirkwall, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall

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