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The Orkney Islands
Orkney has such a lot to offer the visitor in both history and its nature. Mainland Orkney can be described as a bird watcher's paradise.
There are several RSPB Reserves on the island. Fishermen also think Orkney is "Paradise" as all fishing is FREE!
Netherstove is exceptionally well placed for a holiday of many interests. The Stone Age village of Skara Brae is a fifteen-minute walk from the farm.
Many other major sites of archaeological interest are but a short drive away.
Seals abound at Birsay and plant life everywhere is varied and accessible. Fishermen will know the major fishing lochs are close at hand. The Bay of Skaill's Atlantic breakers attract surfing enthusiasts.
Cliffs, sea, sky and moor are the delight of walkers, who often use their cars only to drive to Stromness (7 miles), the local shop (1 mile), and Kirkwall (19 miles) to "stock up" or do additional excursions.
Also nearby is Marwick Head, with its huge colonies of breeding seabirds, as well as The Loons Wetland, where there is a hide at the roadside.