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Hackness Martello Tower, Hoy

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  • This site is remote, but worth the effort to get to it. There are barracks from the Napoleonic period, and, though not guaranteed, a guide can take you round, and is very enthusiastic and knowledgeabl...  more »
  • We took the car over to Hoy as we were not sure if there would be enough to see and do apart from the Scapa Flow Museum. After an excellent visit there we decided to drive on to see the Hackness Marte...  more »
  • We visited the tower during a day trip to Hoy, mainly because it was on our Explorer pass. However we were treated to an excellent tour of what is a textbook example of a Martello tower with our guide...  more »