Albert Hotel

Mounthoolie Lane, Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW15 1JZ, United Kingdom | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kirkwall

Catherine leaves Orkney

A travel blog entry by catherinemoldau


I'm heading down to Sussex to stay with my aunt Monica and then on to visit friends in London where I will meet Michael on Saturday at his sister Maya's. Bye bye my beautiful Orkney. My home to which we will return in 14 months time.

Time to go walkabout ...

Go East

A travel blog entry by muggie


... stone wall! Having found some stones that were obviously stacked by human hands, he contacted the British archeologists who said that they would come out and check it out. Well 18 years later he was still waiting so he contacted a university who bought out their students to unearth a bronze aged site that he had also stumbled across on his rock finding expeditions. He watched and learned and then excavated the site that has now become known as the Tomb of the Eagles. The ...

Neolithic Orkney is Awesome

A travel blog entry by muggie


... by surprise and fled in haste,
for many of their prized possessions, such as necklaces made from animal
teeth and bone, or pins of walrus ivory, were left behind. The exhibition in the visitor's centre has these artifacts on display. The buildings have been preserved by planting grass on their roofs. The roof on House 7 used to have glass so you could look in but the sunlight was destroying the runic writing on the stones so they ...

Around Mainland

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... of Gurness, on the northern coast of Mainland. It was a place I'd seen in a postcard in the Bishop's Palace shop that morning, and wished we'd had time to visit.

First problem was finding it. We drove up and down, and the most promising sign (or was it an omen?) was one pointing in the right direction, to the WC. So we went there, parked, and found ourselves on the far side of the Sands of Evie, which the neckless fellow at Maes Howe had said was a ...

Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, Scotland

A travel blog entry by thewrens


... Stones of Stennis. The weird thing about this area was is that there were sheep grazing in the same field. One had to be very careful where you were walking!!

Dinner tonight was at Hot Rocks on the ship. The Pool Grill turns into Hot Rocks in the evening. You cook your own entrée on a hot rock at your dinner place. As always, it was delicious!

Tomorrow our port is Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland.

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This 2 star hotel, located on Mounthoolie Lane, Kirkwall, is near Saint Magnus Cathedral, Highland Park Distillery, The Orkney Museum, and The Earl's Palace.
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