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Level 14
7/8/2013
Overall rating: 6
A very unique, proud and caring community that readily shares their contemporary lifestyle, heritage and history with the visitor. Few places on earth can you still find visible evidence of history and life that physically presents itself thru the ages, from the stone-age to the present. The modern community has excellent roads, transportation, accommodation and communication facilities that provides access to all areas of the community. Can hardly wait for the opportunity to visit again.
Not to be missed:
Visits to the outer islands
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Ring of Brodgar
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Den of the Eagles
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Level 100
Overall rating: 6
The Old Man of Hoy is a huge stack of red sandstone on the island of Hoy. It is a distinctive landmark as well as a famous rock climb. Visitors can enjoy the various climbing routes available and soak in the beauty of the place.
Displaying outstanding artefacts featuring Orkney’s history from ancient times to the modern period is the Orkney Museum. There is an open air exhibit of artefacts set amidst the beautiful gardens as well as a photographic library housed in the museum.
The Piers Arts Centre has a magnificent collection of twentieth century art including major ... More works of renowned artists like Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson. Exhibitions and events by designers and artists are a regular feature in this art gallery.
A spectacular blend of performances from folk musicians and local talent can be witnessed in the Orkney Folk Festival. This festival showcases the musical and cultural life of the region with much aplomb.
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Level 100
Overall rating: 6
Orkney Islands is an archipelago of over seventy islands in northern Scotland. It houses the sixth largest island in Scotland, the Mainland, and is known to contain some of the most ancient Neolithic sites in Europe. A population of approximately 22,000 inhabitants is housed here.
A temperate climate prevails in this region with bright summers and long winters. Rainfall is adequate with fog being a regular feature. September is the best month to visit for the fine weather and lively atmosphere.
The history of this region dates back to 5,000 years ago with the earliest known ... More settlement being the Neolithic tribes. In recent years, the region developed with visible growth in agriculture, fishing, construction, oil and tourism. The area has also seen significant growth in the public sector.
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Level 9
11/19/2012
Overall rating: 10
Very nice place to visit, all the people are friendly and lots of interesting sites to see.
Not to be missed:
scara bray
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scappa flow
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standing stones
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Level 9
10/19/2012
Overall rating: 1
Best tip: take the boat, it makes the trip, a must is a visit to sinclairs icecream shop. The couple who run it are wonderful. They are planning to open a smashing little tea room in the spring of 2013. They have also just completed an intensive baking and bread making course at Lesley's Kitchen in Ayrshire to bring only the best home made produce to Orkadians and all well Kent English folk!
Not to be missed:
Sinclairs icecream shop
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St. Agnes cathedral
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Level 1
Rosemary Thomson
10/3/2012
Overall rating: 6
Thoroughly enjoyed a day visit. Amazed how many people live there and impressed by the Churchill barriers which obviously are a great boon for getting from one island to another.
Not to be missed:
Standing Stones
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