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Stopped off here on the way from the ferry to our accommodation. It is in an exposed location and was very cold and windy when we got out of the car, and worth noting on very stormy days the causeway can be closed . Small...More
The tiny Italian chapel with its beautiful and elaborate paintings is well worth a visit. Learn about the story behind this beautiful building and marvel at the craftsmanship to build and paint it. Absolutely stunning on a small scale.
Talk about fascinating! There is so much history packed into this little chapel and the artwork is stunning. It's a great place to visit and reflect on the history of how it got there. It's a history we should all know and never forget. The...More
What a story: building a church with the material that was available in wartime by the prisoners of war from Italy. Still a special place, inside really a feeling of a church. We were here 14 years ago when we first visited Orkney. Nowadays there...More
If you are on the island you have to see this beautiful place. The story behind the site is what brought us in but it's the incredible craftsmanship that will make this place impossible to forget. I would definitely recommend the small fee to go...More
The chapel exceeded our expectations. That something made from such humble origins - two Nissan huts joined together - has survived in such good condition is reward for those who created it and for those who have maintained it. You must stop and see if...More
A beautiful chapel to visit with a fantastic story to tell. The small charge for visiting is well worth it. The story of Italian POWs and their relative building a maintaining the chapel is is compelling and the images you take away from the chapel...More
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So sometime late 1943 two nissen huts were given to the prisoners. They left the island 9 Sep 1944. Difficult to say exactly when it was first used as a chapel though.. owing to the fortunes of war the chapel was in use a... More
So sometime late 1943 two nissen huts were given to the prisoners. They left the island 9 Sep 1944. Difficult to say exactly when it was first used as a chapel though.. owing to the fortunes of war the chapel was in use a very short time.