Ayre Road, Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW15 1QX, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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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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    Travel Blogs from Kirkwall

    The Orkney Islands

    A travel blog entry by gdandpj2013 on Jul 17, 2014

    1 comment, 15 photos

    ... for this pair of travellers, we didn't know anything about these places and having found them, were absolutely fascinated. Google has the best descriptions of these, and photos.
    We enjoyed interesting riding around the mainland island, taking in standing stones and these historic sites. Could actually have spent a week there easy, but you don't know until you get there sometimes. Maybe we can go back.

    At Sea

    A travel blog entry by roamingrunner on Jul 17, 2014

    4 photos

    Today is a "Sea Day", which means that the boat doesn't stop anywhere at all. That could be boring but the cruise line does a great job of keeping us entertained. First, for lunch we had a traditional British Pub Lunch - Richard had the Bangers & Mash (sausages and ...

    History Unveiled

    A travel blog entry by lifelearner on May 12, 2014

    1 comment, 103 photos

    ... It is one of the most visited places. It was called the Miracle of Camp 60.

    Another stop was the Ring of Brodgar which is a large circle of stones which leads to a smaller ring of stones called the Ring of Stenness that we also visited. These henges probably served as social and ceremonial sites and also associated with the commemoration of the dead.
    The Ring ...

    Orkney At Last!

    A travel blog entry by seacastle on May 10, 2014

    1 comment, 43 photos

    ... off about 10 minutes after arriving to the Earl and Bishop’s Palace, c. 1643. Primarily ruins at this point but amazing architecture – took lots of pictures for my cousin the geologist. All is sandstone, either red or yellow, done in various artistic combinations as you will see in the St. Magnus church doorway. Many of the styles ...

    East Coast and Orkney

    A travel blog entry by jean.bottsford on Sep 11, 2013

    1 comment, 45 photos

    ... the top of the mainland and to the western isles. I know your more interested in photos than my blathering and the sights say more anyway. I'll post pictures and see how the connection is on this ferry. It is very dark and gray outside now, but hopefully we will be able to get a glimpse of the Old Man of Hoy, a large seastack. no, I missed him but Rick said it was too fogged in anyway. There's always a postcard picture!