These defensive installations are remarkable remnants of war.

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They were built in 1813-14 to protect British convoys during the Napoleonic Wars, and adapted during later conflicts. The Martello Tower, one of only three surviving in Scotland, allows views towards Scapa Flow, a naval anchorage during both world wars.

Inside you can learn about military life and the ceilidhs and dances that locals held here. Find out more via's special feature.

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