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Lamb Holm, St. Mary's KW17 2RT, Scotland
+44 1856 781580
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All reviews nissen huts italian chapel churchill barriers well worth a visit lamb holm during wwii st george these men second world war beef scapa flow piece of history worth a stop entrance fee orkney islands interesting history car park
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Glad this chapel was bulit and the story continues to be told about this attraction. Well worth a visit along with Churchill barriers.

Thank jcovecbns
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had been intrigued by online pictures of this chapel and its story, so we took a ship's tour that promised to stop there. In a beautiful setting, this small Chapel tells a story of war, and faith and love as well as healing. The...More

Thank SusiefromCrucible
Reviewed 6 days ago

The workmanship is quite unbelievable and the history is very evocative......there can be no other quite like it anywhere in the vast world of ours.

Thank Ena-Bill
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I first saw the Quonset hut that had been transformed into a chapel, I was unimpressed, and then I stepped inside. Once inside, I was blown away. The story of how this came to be is compelling and worth hearing. To call it a...More

Thank highdesertwanderer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before visiting Orkney I was vaguely aware of the important role that Scapa Flow played in both world wars in protecting the allied fleets. I confess I was not aware of the Churchill Barriers that were constructed to prevent U-boat access (albeit after early complacency...More

1  Thank David A
Reviewed 1 week ago

visited here on our way to Kirkwall and were amazed by this beautiful little chapel the history of the soldiers who created this oasis of peace in a very troubled time is very inspiring. The decoration of this nissen building is amazing the story its...More

1  Thank trish011526
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History of this Chapel was stirring. Such a pretty Chapel with an interesting history. Orkney is full of history and beauty. Definitely visit if going to Orkney.

Thank EileenHurley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

a short drive by local bus from Kirkwall. just get on the bus to St. Margaret Hope. close to the Churchill barriers where this story started. you cannot imagine they were able to build this. there was originally another chapel but it was destroyed after...More

Thank Cora B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing place. The story itself is fascinating, built by very talented Italian POW's who also built the Churchill barriers/ causeway to prevent German easy access to Scapa Flow. The painting is beautiful and so is the wrought iron work. The families of...More

Thank Flossieno20
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

absolutely beautiful. amazing what they did with so little. the paint job and their dedication is evident in their work

Thank Doreen J
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Response from KennybOrmiston | Reviewed this property |
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