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Hackness Martello Tower

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got there a couple of hours ahead of the last boat back to Mainland to find we were the first visitors of the day. Had expected to have seen all there was to see within 20 minutes, so were thoroughly impressed to still be...More

Thank CamAlMac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to Hoy, don't miss the Hackness Martello Tower and Battery (although it's not well signposted so it's easy to miss!). Fascinating place with an excellent, friendly and knowledgeable custodian who gave us an interesting tour of the Battery and Tower. On a...More

Thank gojph
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not obvious, but a genuinely fascinating place and guided tour. Top quality all round. Not to be missed, as is the south end of Hoy. Don't just visit Lyness (excellent though the museum there is) but head south to Longhope and Hackness. You'll enjoy....

Thank GilliesMac
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful guided tour from Glen who was very knowledgeable and had a great passion for the place. Loved every aspect of our visit. Glen made the visit memorable and showed us various artifacts that had recently been discovered. The Tower itself is awesome. The inside...More

Thank JillAdventures
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We spent an informative hour being shown round the Martello Tower and adjacent former barrack building by an enthusiastic guide who was informative and knowledgeable. The barrack room allows visitors to get an idea of what barrack life would have been like all those years...More

Thank Iain A
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Our guide, Glen, was a pleasure to chat with as he had a wealth of information and knowledge which he clearly enjoyed sharing. I had no idea prior to our visit how vital Hoy and Longhope Bay had been in both the first and second...More

1  Thank Vanessa C
Reviewed 16 July 2017

A friend and I were visiting Hoy and drove past this place by accident. Being at a loose end that afternoon we decided to stay and have a look. It was fascinating! The tower has been renovated to an extremely high standard and there is...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This historic Martello Tower makes for a really great visit. The Hackness Battery is also part of the visit and a truly interesting part of our history. We had a personal guide who was very friendly and extremely interesting. The tower is so well preserved...More

Thank Dannykimweed
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We knew from previous reviews that the guide here was something special and we were not disappointed. This is an extraordinary building and David's detailed and evocative descriptions of how it was built, how it operated and what it was like to live here brought...More

Thank SalandChris
Reviewed 22 June 2017

It is one of the very few Martello Towers in Britain that it is possible to visit, and if you are on Hoy it would be a mistake not to take the opportunity. The site consists of the barracks as well as the tower, and...More

Thank Jeff1903
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Response from adrkerr | Reviewed this property |
correction: google maps says you can but it will take 4hrs5mins from Kirk wall by ferry & bus.