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Kirkwall - Distillery & Churches of the South Isles(half day)

 

Leave Orkney’s biggest island and follow the coast of Scapa Flow to the smaller South Isles. Drive over the first of the Churchill Barriers, built during the Second World War to protect Scapa Flow.  We visit the beautiful, hand-painted Italian Chapel, built by Italian prisoners of war who were interned on this small island during World War Two, the chapel stands as a lasting memorial to peace but also to the ingenuity and skill of the prisoners.   

We continue our journey to Highland Park to discover Orkney’s highly acclaimed 12- year-old malt whisky at the world’s most northerly whisky distillery.  Here there is the opportunity to tour the distillery and try a wee dram!  Returning to Kirkwall we will visit the beautiful 12th century sandstone St. Magnus Cathedral, built by the Vikings during there 700-year rule over the islands. There will be time to explore the St. Magnus Centre and Orkney Museum or to explore Kirkwall’s exciting craft and knitwear shops .

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Tours in Kirkwall

Ancient Treasures of Orkney
Wartime Orkney & Scapa Flow
Distillery & Churches of the South Isles

Ports in Scotland

Aberdeen
Anstruther
Ayr
Campbeltown
Dundee
Edinburgh
Greenock
Holy Loch
Inverary
Invergordon
Iona & Staffa
Kirkwall
Lerwick
Mull
Oban
Peterhead
Portree
Scrabster
Stornoway
Ullapool
Thanks to Scottish Viewpoint,Royal Yacht Britannia and Historic Scotland for images