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There is so much to see and do in Orkney. An About Orkney tour is designed around what you want to see and helps you make the most of every minute.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Stenness KW16 3LB, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a book, written by Caroline Wickham-Jones, "Orkney, A Historical Guide," which details the entire known history of Orkney up to the present all 12,000 years of history. The latest publishing is 2018. It has maps pertaining to each known era you are interested...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Yrneh1
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Patricia's passion for the Orkney Islands comes from deep within her heart and it is contagious. We left with a longing to return. Over the two days we were privileged to spend with her, we asked dozens of questions and she answered every one. Though...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David K
Pat_About_Orkney, Owner at About Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Thank you for your very generous review. It was a pleasure to meet you all. I am glad we even managed to provide dry weather and a little bit of sunshine.

Reviewed 28 August 2018

One of our favorite stops on our cruise. Very interesting island which has a great story to tell about Italian POW's during WWII. Visit the Italian Chapel to learn more about this. I even bought a book that explained even more the significance of this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kazimmer25
Pat_About_Orkney, Owner at About Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you very much. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your day in Orkney.

Reviewed 7 July 2018

Pat was fantastic! Great stories, great tour. She actually had some ancient tools to show us at lunch, including a 5000 year old hand ax. Learned a lot about the German fleet in WWI. Nice tour of Kirkwall. Our group of 6 had a marvelous...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank John S
Pat_About_Orkney, Owner at About Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you all.

Reviewed 2 July 2018

Patricia is everything anyone would want in a guide: expert knowledge, sensitivity to the clients' needs and interests, thorough preparation for the trip and a comfortable vehicle. Here're a couple of examples of how Patricia operates. At lunch, which was at a lovely hotel and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Pat_About_Orkney, Owner at About Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review. I am glad you enjoyed your day.

Reviewed 25 June 2018

Patricia was wonderful. Not enough accolades can be said for her. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for all the details was greatly appreciated. We learned so much. Thank you Patricia for a wonderful day.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Pat_About_Orkney, Owner at About Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Kathleen, thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you all. I hope you are enjoying Aberdeenshire.

Reviewed 27 April 2018

From the first email interaction we knew Patricia would lead us on a wonderful tour of her island homeland. She came highly recommended by multiple B&B contacts and rightfully so. Not only is her knowledge of the Orkneys incredibly evident but she shares it so...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kali K
Pat_About_Orkney, Owner at About Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you very much for your very kind review. It was a great pleasure to show Orkney to visitors who were so interested. The weather certainly played its part too.

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Patricia collected us at the BB. We were dressed for a day outdoors in the wind rain and chill of late summer. Waterproof pants and waterproof boots are recommended for walks to neolithic sites this time of the year. ( we avoid June to August)....More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Pat_About_Orkney, Owner at About Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your very kind review. It was a pleasure to introduce you to our Neolithic sites and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Orkney.

Reviewed 18 September 2017

We spent a most wonderful day with Patricia exploring the Orkneys on 8th August. As we had previously had one day there, she went out of her way to complement what we had seen already, with our interests. Not only did she take us to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Pat_About_Orkney, Owner at About Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you very much for your review. It is a particular pleasure to meet visitors who have chosen to come back to Orkney and to show them some more of what we can offer so I am very glad that you enjoyed the day too.

Reviewed 9 September 2017

More than happy to provide another 5 star review for Patricia. Both she and Orkney greatly exceeded our (already high) expectations. She adapted our itinerary on the fly to account for the weather and to find places meaningful to us, both regarding family history and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Steve E
16 January 2017|
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Response from Pat_About_Orkney | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. I would be happy to provide a tour for 14, as long as I am free on the date you are looking for and I can hire a minibus. I am just off out on tour but if you let me know the date, I can let... More
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Thank you for the enquiry but I am afraid the van is usually hired out, rather than seats in it. If you would like to know more, please get in touch through the website
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