This an Historic Scotland property at Hackness at the south-eastern tip of the island of Hoy.
The battery includes barrack room, remains of powder store, etc. It was built in the early 19th century as defence against French and American privateers. The guide was well informed and happily explained the history of the battery and Martello Tower.
Entering the Martello Tower involves climbing a steep ladder to the entrance on the second floor, quite high above the ground. The living/sleeping quarters are on the second floor (entrance level). Below, down a winding staircase, there is the powder room and above the quarters another winding staircase leads to the top of the tower with the cannon.
Ness Battery is worth a visit especially for those interested in military history.
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