Cleaton House

Pierowall, Westray, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW17 2DB , United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Pierowall

Catherine leaves Orkney

A travel blog entry by catherinemoldau


... climes. As I boarded the 1600 flight to Edinburgh a cold wind bit into my hatless head. From the plane I saw the highest peaks in the Cairngorms are now snow covered.

I'm familiarising myself with travel pod. I think I've just uploaded a photo. Ha ...

Go East

A travel blog entry by muggie


... of bird life. There were large lakes of all sorts sea birds. Thousands of gulls of an array of sizes and colours. One black backed gull with a white head was huge. When he took off I actually thought it was an eagle because of the wing spread but he flew out onto the water for a bit and then happily floated around like his smaller white cousins that look just like the gulls we have in Australia. There was a whole lake of ducks, geese, gulls and swans. There were probably 10 ...

Neolithic Orkney is Awesome

A travel blog entry by muggie


What an interesting day. I had porridge, salmon, poached eggs, toast and tea. Feeling very full but knowing this was my only meal today I wobbled out to the car for the early morning trip to Skara Brae. This village is the most complete neolithic settlement in Europe today. It is older than the Pyramids and Stonehenge. Dates are between 3100BC - 2500BC. This makes the settlement 5000 years old! I'm really young! :) The inhabitants seem to have ...

Returning to Westray

A travel blog entry by felicityseeker


... ferry from Kirkwall to Westray being met at Rapness pier by Catherine and briefly meeting Mabel and Sinclair Bain with one of their children and partner who's names escape me at this stage but I'm sure Moyra will remind me of.

We then travelled up to Pierowall and the barn hostel at Chalmesquoy where we checked in and got sorted before heading to Jock and Myrtles at Santair? for our first meal on Westray. It was great to catch up with them both and share news as well as ...

Lovely Fair Isle

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10


... air was a delight, with the pure northerly breeze blowing in our faces. The sea was a gorgeous deep blue and where it broke over the rocks, it became a wonderful turquoise colour. The air was full of birds, fulmars, great skuas, puffins, guillemots to name a few. The great skuas, or bonxies, defend their nests by diving on you and it is really intimidating. I tried to get a photo but most of my efforts resulted in empty sky, I couldn't help but flinch when these ...

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This hotel, located in Pierowall, is near Standing Stones of Stenness and Westray Island.
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