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Hackness Martello Tower (HES)
Hackness Martello Tower (HES)

Hackness Martello Tower (HES)

The tower, one of only three Martello Towers in Scotland, was built in 1815 to protect the Longhope anchorage.

These defensive installations are remarkable remnants of war. They were built in 1813-14 to protect British convoys during the Napoleonic Wars, and adapted during later conflicts. The Martello Tower - one of only three surviving in Scotland - allows views towards Scapa Flow, a naval anchorage during both world wars.Inside you can learn about military life and the ceilidhs and dances that locals held here.

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Longhope
Hoy
KW16 3PQ
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1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Closed

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