I enjoyed viewing the history of WW1 and WW2 with the wreckage of the scuttled German fleet. The Churchill Barriers were also great to see and enjoy the tranquility.
Really is great to see the old wrecks from the WW1 laying in Scapa Flow, although you will get a better view at low tide. I found this very interesting after visiting the museum in Kirkwall to get an understanding of how the Germans scuttled their ships in this area. Worth stopping to take in the views of this part... 更多
You could say that it is just another beautiful stretch of water, but if you do just a little history you will find it fascinating. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.
They speak to us from their cold dark silent watery grave deep in Scapa Flow. The Imperial German high seas fleet of 74 ships, the Mighty Royal Oak battleship pride of the British Navy and countless other ships lie in this watery cemetery a tribute to the bravery of men and foolishness of governments. Do not miss the wonderful sights... 更多
The breathtaking view of scapa flow viewed from either the barriers, Hoy or from Orphir is breathtaking. Scapa bay and the memorial to the Royal Oak is very touching and well worth a visit. The Royal Oak display and letters about the crew can be difficult to find as the wooden hut isn't that obvious but it is at the... 更多
Have been fascinated by this place since school days. I'm now 55 so a visit was overdue! Am pleased to say I was not disappointed! It truly is a unique attraction. Interesting, well preserved, good value and in a spectacular location. Whilst you visit make sure you do Yesnaby Sound as well - amazing cliffs and scenery.
A wonderful place to wildlife, but also steeped in history from the scuttling of the German Fleet in the 1st World war to the sinking of the Royal Oak by a German submarine in 1939. Spare few moments for the brave men who have died in these waters.
Everything in Europe is either small or minuscule compared to the size and scale one is used to in India - so these sights are an interesting drive-by for a traveler like me....
We walked over to Scapa Bay (via the Highland Park distillery) from Kirkwall. It's a nice walk and not far. We caught the bus back to town to save time, but it's not far to walk. It's a beautiful spot and steeped in history. Give yourself time to absorb the information and a bit longer if you fancy walking on... 更多
Although Scapa Flow is very near to Kirkwall, you need to drive a little south the beach at Scapa to actually see it. A very large body of water, and the beach is popular with local people and visitors. Great for dogs and children. there are actually public toilets there, but no immediate eating places. Easy parking. Take a picnic.