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About Orkney

Stenness KW16 3LB, Scotland
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Wow! Patricia Long, a great guide to Orkadian wonders!

From the first email interaction we knew Patricia would lead us on a wonderful tour of her island... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PolkaKali
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San Carlos, California
Everyone needs a day with Patricia on Orkney!!

Patricia collected us at the BB. We were dressed for a day outdoors in the wind rain and chill of... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
slarson127
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Dover, New Hampshire
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There is so much to see and do in Orkney. An About Orkney tour is designed around what you want to see and helps you make the most of every minute.
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Stenness KW16 3LB, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the first email interaction we knew Patricia would lead us on a wonderful tour of her island homeland. She came highly recommended by multiple B&B contacts and rightfully so. Not only is her knowledge of the Orkneys incredibly evident but she shares it so...More

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Pat_About_Orkney, Owner at About Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your very kind review. It was a great pleasure to show Orkney to visitors who were so interested. The weather certainly played its part too.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Patricia collected us at the BB. We were dressed for a day outdoors in the wind rain and chill of late summer. Waterproof pants and waterproof boots are recommended for walks to neolithic sites this time of the year. ( we avoid June to August)....More

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Pat_About_Orkney, Owner at About Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your very kind review. It was a pleasure to introduce you to our Neolithic sites and I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Orkney.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We spent a most wonderful day with Patricia exploring the Orkneys on 8th August. As we had previously had one day there, she went out of her way to complement what we had seen already, with our interests. Not only did she take us to...More

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Pat_About_Orkney, Owner at About Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you very much for your review. It is a particular pleasure to meet visitors who have chosen to come back to Orkney and to show them some more of what we can offer so I am very glad that you enjoyed the day too.

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

More than happy to provide another 5 star review for Patricia. Both she and Orkney greatly exceeded our (already high) expectations. She adapted our itinerary on the fly to account for the weather and to find places meaningful to us, both regarding family history and...More

Thank Joseph S S
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Patricia is an Orkney native with a long family history on the island and a deep interest in the history of Orkney. She is a walking encyclopedia about everything Orkney. Although she was careful to include all of the usual island highlights, she did her...More

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Pat_About_Orkney, Owner at About Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed your tour and hope the heather pictures turned out well.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Having read that these islands offer a truly unique and compelling landscape and history, we planned three days in the Orkneys with Patricia Long as our guide for all of them. Both the islands and Patricia Long surpassed every expectation. One of us was more...More

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Pat_About_Orkney, Owner at About Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for the review. I enjoyed the tour very much and am pleased to hear that you did too.

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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous tour with Patricia. She met us at the ferry and we set off for a personalized tour of Orkney. Patricia is lovely and very knowledgeable and we felt extremely well informed about Orkney from ancient to modern times. She was very...More

Thank Yal B
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Pat_About_Orkney, Owner at About Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thank you. It was a pleasure to meet all the family and to show off Orkney in the sunshine.

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We booked this tour as part of a cruise around the UK. There were 8 of us on the minibus, and we covered the key sites of Mainland Orkney including Skara Brae, stones of Stenness and Brodgar, Italian Chapel and finishing up at the St...More

Thank frenan
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Pat_About_Orkney, Owner at About Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank you very much for your review and for the useful feedback

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Spent a whole day, saw so much and it passed all too quickly, such an interesting and informed guide

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Pat_About_Orkney, Owner at About Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I am glad we managed to provide some sunshine.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

We did a private guided tour of the neolithic sites on the main island of Orkney. Patricia Long, our guide, was amazing. Her family has been there for many generations, so she was a font of knowledge and had great personal family stories that illustrated...More

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Pat_About_Orkney, Owner at About Orkney, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you very much for your review. I was very pleased to be able to fit you in and enjoyed meeting you both.

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Steve E
16 January 2017|
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Response from Pat_About_Orkney | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. I would be happy to provide a tour for 14, as long as I am free on the date you are looking for and I can hire a minibus. I am just off out on tour but if you let me know the date, I can let... More
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Response from Pat_About_Orkney | Property representative |
Thank you for the enquiry but I am afraid the van is usually hired out, rather than seats in it. If you would like to know more, please get in touch through the website
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