Ayre Road, Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW15 1QX, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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Second week in Kirkwall

A travel blog entry by kalie


... got to see a couple of operations in the clinic, which was cool.

On Friday, I had to say goodbye to everyone. Luckily Nicola was heading towards Inverness, and she was nice enough to drop me off there. On the ferry we saw another bunch of Orcas - apparently they surfaced just after I went into the cabin to grab a drink, but I came out in time to see them. I stayed in the same hostel in Inverness, ...

Visit to a 3,200 yo village

A travel blog entry by traveleasy


... taking photos. We decided against catching the coach back to the ship and walked back when we had finished in the church.

The ship had tied up to the dock and so we just had to go up the gangplank. They have a system of swiping your passenger card when you go in and out so they can check on who is doing what.

I've caught Kaye’s cold and been coughing a ...

Day twenty - Back to mainland

A travel blog entry by lets.get.lost

... plenty of time to spare. The ferry over to mainland was the same route as the one we came to the island on. We arrived to mainland early evening and began our long drive towards Mellon Udrigle stopping for fuel, supplies, and John O'Groats (England's "highest" point). We were due to arrive in Mellon Udrigle after midnight, but ended up stopping earlier at a lay-by for the ...

Archaeology and History Tour Day

A travel blog entry by seacastle


... village on the sea that is 5000 years old, older than the pyramids and Stonehenge. Sea levels are rising in the area and may cover Scara Brae eventually – they’ve tried a seawall and a number of other things but none are working. The houses – under the ground – all have two stone bed areas, a kind of mantle, a fire square in the middle and a ...

Around Mainland

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... and running a sort of history day under the rather stern tutelage of their teacher, for groups of slightly younger children, so wherever we went there were groups of kids being shown interesting things or playing games. One of the games was a sort of "Simon Says" which involved running from place to place and performing some sort of action; the person who got there last or faced the wrong way was out. We were so impressed by the good sportsmanship the kids showed ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Ayre Road, Kirkwall, is near Saint Magnus Cathedral, Highland Park Distillery, The Orkney Museum, and The Earl's Palace.
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