Breadalbane House Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Today was our trip to the Orkney Islands. We drove to John O'Groats to catch the Pentland Ferry across the Pentland Firth to the island of South Ronaldsay, a 50 minute journey. It's similar to the barge trip to Straddie except it doesn't take cars. It was blowing an absolute gale and was very cold. The Pentland Firth is one of the busiest waterways in the world, with around 6000 ships per year passing through. It has tidal currents up to 12 knots. The crossing in ...
... a family run Hotel and they were excellent hosts. That night we had the best meal since leaving home. We started with Brocolli soup which was excellent, followed by wild salmon in sauce with local veges (including turnip but this time it was really good eating) and we finished off by having Mango cheese cake. The fresh berries here are divine. Nothing like Australian berries. Even the strawberries taste better than our home grown ...
... of the islands. The island of Hoy is so named after the old Norwegian word for "high".
Scotland got hold of the Orkneys after the Norwegian king wanted the Scottish king to marry his daughter. The Scottish king demanded 60,000 sovereigns as a dowry payment and Norway couldn't pay the total amount, so they loaned Scotland the Orkneys until the dowry could be paid. The debt didn't get paid so the islands reverted to Scotland. The Orkadians still feel a ...
... in the area unearthing the dwellings of the 5000 BC. The people of the time lived like Hobbits, under the ground to protect them from the severe weather conditions here. It was fascinating and so unexpected.
On to the main town, Kirkwall. Here we wandered into the cathedral and it was so fascinating. The stained glass, the ornate carved woodwork, the carved wood fittings, many people buried here. Amazingly there are ...
... the scheduled book in is 4:00pm, luckily we catch the owner at the right time and our room is ready for us. It is with some relief, but also a great sense of achievement, that we park up the bikes and relax knowing that this part of the holiday is now complete. Our host suggests a good hotel for a dinner option. It is No 1 Ebenezer Lane. At 6ft 9" the lane is the shortest gazetted road in the world as recorded by the Guiness Book of Records. ...