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Hackness Martello Tower And Battery

Extensive military remains on the island of Hoy

Hackness Martello Tower And Battery

Part of the extensive military remains on the island of Hoy. The battery and martello tower were built between 1813 and 1815 to provide defence against French and American privateers.

Evidence of life at the barracks can be viewed on site including examples of barrack room furniture and other military memorabilia.


Highlights

  • The location – stand on the Martello tower and soak up the view across Longhope Sound towards Scapa Flow.
  • The battery – a remarkable, and rare, survival, full of ‘bits and bobs’.
  • The interior of the Martello tower – an eerie environment.

Location

Region – Orkney
Postcode: KW16 3PQ

Opening arrangements

Summer only
1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm); closes 4pm on Thursdays

Admission prices

Summer
Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60

Events at Hackness Martello Tower And Battery

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29 July 2015

Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

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Waterloo Colours

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The Other Mary Exhibition

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Ring of Brodgar Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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And Yet it Stands

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Bright Coast, Long Shadows by Bryan Angus

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Jack Vettriano Exhibition

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An Audience with Mary, Queen of Scots

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Fortress for the King

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