Distillery & Churches of the South Isles with Honour and Pride Experience


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Visit a whisky distillery, the St Magnus Cathedral and learn about the Churchill Barriers
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the smaller South Isles of Orkney 

  • Drive over the Churchill Barriers, manmade causeways built during WWII 

  • Visit the Italian Chapel built by WWI Italian war prisoners working on the Churchill Barriers 

  • Join the Highland Park Distillery whisky tour and taste their award-winning whiskies 

War, Whisky and a Viking Cathedral  

On a visit to Highland Park Distillery, taste their award-winning whiskies and see how it’s made. Then you’ll visit the beautiful 12th-century St. Magnus Cathedral built by the Vikings during their 700-year rule over the islands. Finally, see the iconic Churchill Barriers, causeways built to protect the British Fleet anchored in the strategic Scapa Flow during WWII.

Practical information

  • Included: Tasting at Highland Park Distillery. 

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes. 

  • Walking information: No long stretches of walking involved.  Distillery tour can be missed by individual if they prefer (guests watch a small video which shows the process).  Around 1-hour total walking (at discretion of visitor). 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

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