We were just driving along a very skinny road when we noticed a signpost saying Kitchener Memorial at Marwick Head, Orkney. Obviously we knew that Kitchener had drowned not long after the beginning of World War 1 when the ship he was on, HMS Hampshire, hit a German mine, but we had no idea it happened just off Marwick Head. This massive tower was built in his memory.
A view of the Kitchener Memorial at Marwick Head, Orkney.
Marwick Head is absolutely awash with rabbits as you can see, they aren’t at all bothered by humans it seems.
It’s a long way down and it was windy so I wasn’t going to go too close to the edge, some people are thrill seekers though.
It’s a beautiful area and there’s a lovely cliff path if you fancy a long walk. If you click on the photos you can zoom in to enlarge them.
If you are looking for more travel information about Orkney you might want to visit My Voyage Scotland here.