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Level 100
Overall rating: 6
General opinion:  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
General opinion: 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
General opinion: 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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Rosemary Thomson
10/3/2012
Overall rating: 6
General opinion: 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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Standing Stones
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Italian Chapel
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Saint Magnus Cathedral
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Broch of Gurness
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Den of the Eagles
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Ring of Brodgar
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Scappa flow
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Scara bray
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Sinclairs icecream shop
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St. Agnes cathedral
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