Duration 8 hrs
Tour starts at Kirkwall at 0900hrs. We take the scenic route to Houghton ferry terminal, taking in Scapa Bay and Wideford Hill (if the weather is clear). Sailing at 10:15hrs to Lyness. The day will take in the following:
The immense block of sandstone hollowed out using stone tools, possibly Britain’s only rock cut Neolithic tomb, situated on the ridge of a deep valley under the ridge of the Dwarfie Hamars.
Is currently being upgraded for reopening in 2019 (date to be confirmed).
It is housed in the former Royal Naval pumping station.
One of the two towers, both of which are still standing and built during the Napoleonic Wars to protect convoys, which assembled in Longhope Sound, from attack by American and French privateers.
All entry fees are included. Refreshments are not provided but suitable rest stops are included in all the tours.