Attractions

Natural Feature in Hoy

Old Man of Hoy

Hoy’s best-known sight is this 137m-high rock stack jutting from the ocean off the tip of an eroded headland. It's a tough ascent and for experienced climbers only, but the walk to see it is a Hoy highlight, reveali…
Museum in Hoy

Scapa Flow Visitor Centre & Museum

Lyness was an important naval base during both World Wars, when the British Grand Fleet was based in Scapa Flow. This fascinating museum and photographic display, located in an old pumphouse that once fed fuel to th…
Fort in Hoy

Hackness Martello Tower & Battery

Built during the Napoleonic Wars, when French ships passed through the Pentland Firth to prey on North Sea merchant vessels, this battery, accompanied by two towers (one across the water), never saw action but is an…
Tomb in Hoy

Dwarfie Stane

A short walk from the road through Rackwick Glen, and an obligatory stop on the way to the Old Man of Hoy, the 5000-year-old Dwarfie Stane is the only example of a rock-cut tomb in Scotland. According to Sir Walter …
Museum in Hoy

Longhope Lifeboat Museum

At the southern end of Hoy, Longhope’s former lifeboat launching station holds a small lifeboat museum, centred around one of the old boats itself, the Thomas McCunn, in service from the '30s until 1962. The museum …