Hackness Martello Tower

See & Do


The Hackness Martello tower, together with another on the north side at Crockness, was built in 1815. Visitors can tour the tower, battery and reconstructed barracks.

The towers were located to provide protection for British ships in the bay of Longhope against attack by American and French privateers, during the Napoleonic Wars. The towers were upgraded, with the installation of new guns and other structures, in 1866 at a time of concern about the possibility of another French invasion.


Hackness Martello Tower 7 day weather forecast, weather in Hoy Island, Orkney Islands

Expect a temp in the range 9.9℃ to 10.7℃ with wind speed 9.2 m/sec (NW)
Saturday, May 28
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 8.9℃ with wind speed 7.8 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, May 29
Expect a temp in the range 8.2℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 8 m/sec (NNW)
Monday, May 30
Expect a temp in the range 8.4℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (NNW)
Tuesday, May 31
Expect a temp in the range 9.3℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (SE)
Wednesday, Jun 01
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 9.4℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (E)
Thursday, Jun 02
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 10.2℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (ENE)

Hoy Island weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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