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Address: Lamb Holm, Holm, Scotland
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Located just off the highway, with no admission charge, this is worth a stop if you are in the Area. Built by World War II POWS from Italy, this is a lovely little church. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Located just off the highway, with no admission charge, this is worth a stop if you are in the Area. Built by World War II POWS from Italy, this is a lovely little church. The plaques and other information shed an interesting light on the life of the Italian POWS in WWII.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The tour books do not prepare you for the interior of this chapel sitting on the lonely edge of the road. Give yourself time in this place. At least an hour needed to soak in the atmosphere and read the history of the persons who decorated the interior.

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Not just that the chapel is amazing, but the story behind it is even better! Definetly worth of a short stop while crossing the Churchill barriers.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A trip into history. This place is superb the detail inside is lovely and such a peaceful atmosphere better coming if there are no buses in the car park so you get peace to look around at the decoration inside a must if you are in Orkney just a shame some people feel the need to ruin it with stealing... More 

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Turnberry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A convert Nissan hut by Italian P.O.W's who were working on the Churchill barriers. This is a lovely amazing little surprise.. very ornate, a lot of love and time invested in creating this......

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was a strange little find as we were driving round Orkney and the story behind it is more interesting than the building itself. Several hundred Italian prisoners captured during the North African World War II campaign were brought to Orkney to work on the Churchill Barriers (full story can be found here http://s3.spanglefish.com/s/34070/documents/book/italian-chapel-engish.pdf). There are some fine frescoes created... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Heard about this little chapel that Italians built in the world war..it's a very special place for what that soldiers done back then..Unique place and beautiful chapel

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

Built in WW2 by Italian POW this a wonderful thing they created out of a nissan hut and anything they could use, its an amazing place to visit, these POW where encouraged to help build the Churchill causeway between the different islands and Balfour Beatty being the UK contractor Lovely place to visit

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A recent visitor tells us the chapel was locked. The door is tight so give it a good shove. While we were there a visitor walked away thinking the door was locked and we let him him. Don't miss out on this lovely chapel

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West Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Took time off from Diving the scuttled German Fleet to visit the Chapel and it was a very interesting place well worth a visit Love Orkney the people are very Frendly Highland Park Distilery also worth a visit Hic Hic lol

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