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Natural Feature in Hoy

Old Man of Hoy

Hoy’s best-known sight is this spectacular 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 highli…
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…
Cafe in Hoy

Beneth'ill Cafe

Handy for the Moaness ferry, this cafe has a spectacular location by the water with great views of the brooding Hoy hills. It offers home baking and light meals such as salads and quiches. There's also a daily hot d…
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 the island, Longhope’s former lifeboat launching station holds a small lifeboat museum, centred round one of the old boats itself, the Thomas McCunn, in service from the thirties until 1962. I…