Orkney - The Italian Chapel, The Miracle Of Camp 60.

The Italian Chapel, The Miracle Of Camp 60.

(35 reviews)
Lamb Holm, Orkney, United Kingdom
40 mins

About the tour

On this tour we will visit the most beautiful chapel which is constructed from two Nissen huts transformed by Italian Prisoners of War, who were held here during the World War 2. Hear stories of love and peace in a wartime setting. Who was the artist? How long were they in Orkney? Who was Barbara? Come along and find out.

Meet your local guide


Lorna was born in Orkney on the Island of Westray and can trace her family living there as far back as possible. She loves sharing the beauty, history and culture of her islands. Lorna usually speaks in Orcadian dialect which comes from an old Norse language called Norn but don't worry, she will be chanting on tour. Chanting is the Orcadian word for speaking your best English.

Lorna has been guiding since Apr 2013

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Orkney with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Orkney. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide's hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Jean H.

25 April 2021

So glad I visited this wonderful historic bridge. I have seen the film. Bridges are one of my passions in life.

Marilyn J.

23 April 2021

Lovely tour of an amazing chapel. Thank you.

Annette H.

22 April 2021

Lorna is a wonderful guide and she paces tours perfectly. The church was an absolute joy to see and the inside is beyond words. The history behind this church is amazing and we have been so incredibly fortunate to be allowed to see this spectacular place.

David and Wendy h.

21 April 2021

We were both mesmerised by this tour. Your beautiful soft voice told the stories and history so well and the building is an amazing legacy of the Italian POWs. The artistry is incredible. I particularly loved the wrought iron screen and its story.

🐝 Fay P.

21 April 2021

A very moving and informative tour. Thank you Lorna!

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