Scapa Flow - HMS Royal Oak
The guesthouse gets its name from the HMS Royal Oak that was sunk by a German U-boat in 1939. 833 men lost their lives in the major naval tragedy, just six weeks into the Second World War. The guesthouse overlooks Scapa Flow where the Dreadnought lies just five meters below the surface and remains a significant part of Orkney's history. Oil traces can be seen on the waters surface above the wreck, now an official war grave to the men who lost their lives.
For more information on the HMS Royal Oak please visit www.hmsroyaloak.co.uk