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Make a fascinating journey back to 3000 BC.
Explore the must-see UNESCO World Heritage Site of The Heart of Neolithic Orkney: the spellbinding Stone Age village of Skara Brae, two mysterious stone circles at Brodgar and Stenness, and the chambered tomb of Maeshowe.
Add the Norse remains and dramatic seascapes at the Brough of Birsay; the Iron Age fortifications at the Broch of Gurness; the RSPB reserve and the HMS Hampshire memorial atop Marwick Head; visit two award-winning breweries; or be enchanted by the sights and stories of Scapa Flow.
Tell me your interests and let me create a personalised tour of the beautiful West Mainland.
Cross the Churchill Barriers to explore the wartime history, rich archeology, art and crafts, culture and wildlife. Enjoy panoramic views of the linked South Isles and Scapa Flow.
The tour includes the stunning Italian Chapel, the picturesque waterfront villages of Herston and St Margaret’s Hope, Hoxa Head and Tapestry Gallery, and the Neolithic Tomb of the Eagles.
Enjoy a unique experience with a guide who is immersed in Christian history and education. Follow the footsteps of St Magnus from Birsay, via St Olaf’s Kirk to the magnificent Cathedral in Kirkwall.
We can also include Earl Hakon’s round church at Orphir, the Italian Chapel, and other private chapels and sites of Christian heritage.
Take an insightful conducted walking tour of Kirkwall (2.5 hours) or Stromness (1.5 hours).
Kirkwall’s heritage dates from Viking times, with fascinating history, characters, buildings and townscape. Includes the magnificent Cathedral and the Bishop’s and Earl’s Palaces.
Stromness is a stunningly situated waterfront town, with an extraordinary heritage including fishing, whaling, pirates, Arctic explorers, poets, artists, and a strategic military role.
All of the above tours may be altered to meet your personal interests, needs or timeframe.
I will be pleased to devise a totally bespoke tour to address the requirements of you or your group. So please just let me know what you enjoy – whether it's wildlife, churches, bird-watching, arts and crafts, distilleries or breweries, getting off the beaten track, wild cliff tops or a shopping extravaganza!