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The top 10 reasons you shouldn’t visit Westray

Friends and relatives often ask me whether Westray is a good place to visit and my answer is always very clear. “No,” I say. “I wouldn’t recommend it.” Here then are my top ten reasons why you should never visit Westray.

Noltland Castle - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Magnificent battlements, gunloops and ravens

Noltland Castle is a ruin that was never finished built by a paranoid man who placed defensive positions everywhere; it has walls 7 feet thick and 71 gunloops to shoot at attackers.

Noltland Castle
Noltland Castle
Noltland Castle

Noltland Mist

Noltland Castle is magnificent in the mist. The barrel vaulted kitchen is spectacularly rugged with amazing acoustics. I climb to the top …

Noltland Panorama

Noltland Panorama

Noltland Castle is a wonderful castle with panoramic views of Pierowall and its bay. Here’s a 360 panorama taken with a Spinner …

Noltland Castle

Noltland Castle

Noltland Castle is a monument to political intrigue, plotting and rebellion. It now stands ruined and alone, its gun-loop eyes empty. Ravens …

Noltland Wall

Wall

The walls surrounding Noltland Castle are so beautifully made and such a natural part of the landscape with their lichen covered stones.

The Key

The Key

Westray. An island both friendly and wild. I’m here to see a house I’d like to buy. Based upon a few small …

Whether the Weather

Whether the Weather

I’m looking at Noltland Castle, with a stunning backdrop of fluffy white clouds on a jaw-droppingly beautiful day. As I walk towards …