Hackness Martello Tower

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.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 13.2 m/sec (NW)
Tuesday, Sep 27
Expect a temp in the range 9.1℃ to 9.9℃ with wind speed 12.2 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Sep 28
Expect a temp in the range 10.7℃ to 11.4℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (NNW)
Thursday, Sep 29
Expect a temp in the range 11.7℃ to 11.9℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (NNE)
Friday, Sep 30
Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 12.2℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (S)
Saturday, Oct 01
Expect a temp in the range 11.6℃ to 12.4℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Oct 02
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 12.2℃ with wind speed 8.3 m/sec (WSW)

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

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