Old Man of Hoy

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Hoy, Orkney

    Hoy means 'High Island' from the Old Norse 'HAEY'.

    The Old Man of Hoy is a famous 450 foot sea stack, first climbed in 1966 in a televised assault, is perhaps Orkney's most famous landmark. Allow 3 hours for the round trip walk from Rackwick to the Old Man of Hoy. Please take note that the walk follows a rough track and is moderatley demanding.  The Old Man can also be seen from the daily Scrabster-Stromness ferry route.

     

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    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2014
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

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