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Hackness Martello Tower, Hoy
(4.6/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
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  • Definitely worth the drive. Tower is visible from the ferry landing and the adjacent buildings and gun emplacements which date from the early 19th century are well preserved. You will need to be able ...  more »
  • We expected only an empty Tower. David, our very ambitious guide, led us into the Interior of the tower. It is equipped with lounge, weapons and ammunition Chamber, "Air conditioning", rain water storage and fire. Definitely worth a visit. From the top, overlooking the entire island and the Scapa Flow. We were in the rain there and were allowed the next day free again upward - only for the views.
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  • ...But turned out to be fascinating. Interesting tour of the barracks then a very interesting tour of the tower - the powder store, the accommodation, the water filtration system then a trip up to the...  more »
  • Excellent tour guide Mike Webster stands next to my daughter Rachel. Mike knew more Martello Tower history than you could imagine. All of it very interesting.