You want to see Orkney but don’t want to be lost in a crowd of other tourists: then a personal tour is just what you’re looking for so contact me and I'll show you the best in Orkney.
My name is Jean Ross. I was born and brought up in Orkney. I want to give you a day to remember when you visit Okrney. I qualified as a Green Badge Tourist Guide in 2008 whilst working at Maeshowe Burial Tomb with Historic Scotland.
Orkney has so much to offer from Archaeology to Nature, Wildlife to Folklore, Walks and trips to the outer Islands so why not let me write an itinerary to suit your interests. I can give you a private tour to where you want to go and what you want to see.
My vehicle can accommodate up to 4 passengers but if you are a bigger group contact me and I will arrange a tour for you.
Orkney has some of the best archaeology in Europe like Maeshowe a 5,000 yer old burial tomb and Skara Brae a 5,000 year old village to the standing stones.
The Broch of Gurness with it's village gives a great insight into how these people lived 2,000 years ago. The Viking started to come into Okrney and ruled the islands for hundreds of years coming under Norse rule with the Earls claiming land. The jewel of our crown of course St.Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall.
Find out about Scapa Flow with both World Wars using the harbour by the British Navy. The sinking of the German High Seas Fleet and sinking of HMS Royal Oak resulting in the building of the famous Churchill Barriers and Italian Chapel. This year commemorates the Battle of Jutland with a variety of gatherings happening all over the islands.
Food and drink is some of the best you will taste in the world with local beef and seafood served to perfection at the many restaurants. Not forgetting our Ale brewed at the Orkney and Swanney Breweries and Whisky distilled at Highland Park and Scapa disitlleries.
Nature is in abundance in Orkney with the most picturesque walks you can imagine. Puffins are the most popular request amongst visitors and can be found easily when they are here.
With all that going on why not let me show you some of what we have to offer here in Orkney.
Although I don't have wheel chair access in my vehicle please let me know if you have any disablility as it is possible to work around this. I can hire a wheel chair to fold up in the rear of the vehicle or book a disablitly scooter for you at Skara Brae or for a walking tour in Kirkwall.
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