This tour is designed for all the family. It gives a mix of our ancient monuments from the Neolithic period to more recent history where we get a flavour of how local people made their livings and the heritage of Orkney traditions were formed.
The tour will leave Kirkwall for the Standing Stones of Stenness, the oldest henge monument in Orkney, hear tales of its place in history through the years.
We then move onto Birsay where we visit the Barony Mill. This water mill produces bere meal. This is an ancient grain with a distinctive flavour. Young people can help the guide on a mouse hunt around the mill.
Finally, travel back 100 years when we visit Corrigall Farm Museum, a typical Orkney farm house and farm buildings. It has a working barn, grain kiln, horse-drawn machinery and livestock. A traditional peat fire helps to recreate the atmosphere of times gone by. See how rope is made from ‘simmens’ and imagine how Orkney people lived by using their local resources.
Then its back to Kirkwall through the village of Finstown.