Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Scotland - Orkney & Shetland (PDF Chapter) Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet Scotland - Orkney & Shetland (PDF Chapter)

Scotland - Orkney & Shetland

Up here at Britain’s top end it can feel more Scandinavian than Scottish. An ancient magic hovers in the air above Orkney and Shetland, endowing them with an allure that lodges firmly in the soul. These islands reward the journey.

shake your head in astonishment at Skara Brae, extraordinary prehistoric perfection that predates the pyramids

sense the gulf of years in Maeshowe, the ancient prehistoric tomb enlivened by later Viking graffiti

soak up the glorious Hoy scenery and make the hike to the spectacular Old Man of Hoy

Coverage includes: Orkney, Kirkwall, West & North Mainland, Stromness, Hoy, Northern Islands, Shetland, Lerwick, Bressay & Noss, Scalloway, South Mainland, North Mainland and The North Isles.