Hackness Martello Tower (Orkney Islands)

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.

Our weather forecast for Hoy Island in Orkney Islands

Today (Monday, Mar 01)


Expect a temperature in the range 6.7℃ to 7.3℃ with a wind speed 3.3 m/sec (SSW)

Tuesday, Mar 02


Expect a temperature in the range 6.2℃ to 6.5℃ with a wind speed 2.3 m/sec (S)

Wednesday, Mar 03


Expect a temperature in the range 4.7℃ to 4.7℃ with a wind speed 2.4 m/sec (ESE)

Thursday, Mar 04


Expect a temperature in the range 4.2℃ to 6.1℃ with a wind speed 5.2 m/sec (NNE)

Friday, Mar 05


Expect a temperature in the range 3.9℃ to 4.2℃ with a wind speed 4.5 m/sec (NNW)

Saturday, Mar 06


Expect a temperature in the range 3.6℃ to 4.5℃ with a wind speed 6.4 m/sec (SW)

Sunday, Mar 07


Expect a temperature in the range 6℃ to 6.9℃ with a wind speed 7.8 m/sec (SW)

Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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