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August 2019

Viking Voyage to Hoy 21 August

August 21 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Stromness harbour, Ferry Road
Stromness, Orkney KW16 3BH United Kingdom
£40 - £60
Viking Voyage to Hoy. Orkney. Island day trip. Guided tour

A full day Viking adventure in Hoy. After meeting in Stromness by the John Rae statue at 9.30 am for a safety briefing, we lay the modern world behind us and become Vikings for the day. We take the small passenger ferry from Stromness across to the island of Hoy. From Moaness pier we walk with an expert guide (Ragnhild Ljosland) though the roadless valley between the famous Hills of Hoy, said in local folklore to have been dropped there…

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The Men in Maeshowe: Why did they break in?

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maeshowe Visitor Centre, Ireland Rd
Stenness, KW16 3LB
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Free 17 spots left

7.00 pm – 8.00 pm Venue: Maeshowe Visitor Centre, Stenness Who broke in to Maeshowe in the 12th century and carved runes on the walls – and why did they do it? Dr Ragnhild Ljosland looks at clues from the Norse period in this talk which links the Maeshowe runes with Norse beliefs and folklore of Orkney and Scandinavia. Repeat of the Orkney International Science Festival John D. Mackay lecture, 2017. Did you know? Historic Environment Scotland offer evening tours…

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Viking Feast on the Beach 23 August – SOLD OUT

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Scapa Beach, Old Scapa Road
Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1SD United Kingdom
£5 - £20 4 tickets left
Mark welcomes you to Viking Feast on the Beach

Come for a Viking Feast on the Beach at the fabulous sandy beach of Scapa just outside of Kirkwall. Fun for all the family. No walking required. We meet at the car park by the beach toilets at Scapa at 6 pm. When arriving at Scapa we are met my our outdoor cook and ropemaker Mark, who joins Ragnhild in giving some insight into everyday life in Viking Orkney. Around the campfire we enjoy storytelling, play a Viking game, and…

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