Lynnfield Hotel

Holm Road, St Ola, Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW15 1SX, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kirkwall

Catherine leaves Orkney

A travel blog entry by catherinemoldau

1

... 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

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... remained fairly dry and even a sunny patch or two. When I arrived back in town I sourced the 24 hour petrol station that I will need to fill up at in the morning before I take the car back to the airport and park along the waterfront and went for a short walk. There was a sign on the road that asked drivers to look out for otters!! How cute. I looked for some but they are very shy and usually stay out of the way of people so I didn't get to see them.
The Okneys have an ...

Neolithic Orkney is Awesome

A travel blog entry by muggie

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... 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 ...

Day 2 - Orkney Island

A travel blog entry by freedomandpeace

4
44

... then I went to a few other ancient sites. I walked over to an island that only has access during low tide. There are remains of very ancient settlements there, including remains of when Vikings lived there. The Vikings came to Orkney and lived too. One of the ancient burial tombs has Viking graffiti in there written in Runes.

Then I went to a place called the Broch of Gurness. This was very interesting. I want to say that so far on my ...

Driving up norh to Orkney

A travel blog entry by jewels1864

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... Vikings because they had a heavy influence up here too. In fact, King Alexander II's granddaughter, Margaret, Maid of Norway, was sent for to become his heir and marry Edward II, but she died on the journey. Later, another king of Scotland's daughter was desired by the Norse and they traded Orkney for the daughter...so that's how Scotland got Orkney back from the Vikings. But anyway, the Vikings used to have these guys called Berserkers: really large ...

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Location

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