Scapa Flow
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This treacherous pass made ship navigation difficult, resulting in over 10 sunken ship wrecks, providing an excellent dive site.
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Johnlobster
Morpeth, UK2,554 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Went here on our scotland tour. Absolutely fantastic to see and would definitely recommend visiting here when in Orkney.
Written 6 December 2023
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Patric D
Sandbach, UK969 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
There is a charming garden and a poignant memorial to the sailors lost when the Royal Oak was torpedoed at the start of WWII.
You can't help but be moved by the tragedy which took the Royal Navy completely by surprise.
This was the event that led to the building of the Churchill Barriers and a seismic moment in the course of that conflict.
Written 25 August 2023
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Caroline S
Erie, CO108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
I had never heard of Scapa Flow and was pleased to learn about this strategic point in 2 world wars. Woth a visit.
Written 3 July 2023
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Rowan W
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Absolutely incredible place, such a fascinating and poignant piece of history. Well worth a visit, and the museum was great too.
Written 12 June 2023
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JacquieB0914
Rossendale, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Brilliant museum,much larger than it looks from the outside. Friendly and helpful staff. With the bonus of a lovely cafe.
Written 18 May 2023
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,952 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
During WWI, 74 German naval vessels were interned in this harbour. After the armistice was signed, the German Navy was to be reduced in size. Admiral von Reuter had other ideas and issued instructions for the ships to be sunk and 52 were sent to the seabed. The HMS Royal Oak was sunk in the area in WWII. Many lives were lost in both wars. This is a poignant reminder of the devastating loss of life in wars.
Written 6 November 2022
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2CAtravelers
Brattleboro, VT835 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is more of a drive by site that's interesting due to the history of the area, particularly from the two World Wars. You'd be well-served to do some individual research before viewing the area so you understand what happened here and why. Some ship wrecks are visible. This can be combined with visits to Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and Skaill House.
Written 26 October 2022
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Helen S
Hednesford, UK467 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Amazing to think what went on here. Looks so calm and peaceful now, hard to imagine what it must have been like last century.
Written 6 October 2022
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Jo P
Windermere, UK50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This place along with the museum on Hoy left me very humbled. To think so many lost their lives was horrifying
Written 5 August 2022
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ama162606
Grantham, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Where to begin? Churchill barriers, scuppered German ships, two world wars, submarines, Lord Kitchener, sunken ships to block the harbour, tales of derring do
Written 18 July 2022
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