Lynnfield Hotel

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

... full of ships and activity. The place where Lord Kitchener lost his life in suspicious circumstances, and where Churchhill built the famous barriers to act as defences of the flow, the Italian Church made from a couple of Nissen huts and lots of recycled stuff and much more from the war years. But then Penny found a place called Broch of Gurness and the world famous Scara Brae. While she probably could suggest ...

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 ...

The School and the Orkney Museum

A travel blog entry by seacastle on May 13, 2014

1 comment, 54 photos

Went to the Univ. of Highlands and Islands and to the Center for Nordic Studies for interviews for their postgraduate programs. Hopefully I'll soon be doing online courses in Viking and Archaeological Studies. Very exciting! Really liked the professors I met.

We next took in the Orkney Museum, which covers the stone age through the 19th-20th century. ...

Amazing History

A travel blog entry by lifelearner on May 10, 2014

1 comment, 41 photos

... when I attend a service. ( In my Sunday best of jeans!)

Across the street are the ruins of “The Earls Palace”. It is amazing that so much has survived of the stonework. Much of it is sandstone.

I am so glad to be able to unpack for six days and go exploring. There is so much to see. ...

Around Mainland

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi on Sep 11, 2013

90 photos

One of the great joys of the Northern Isles is that the largest island of both the Orkneys and the Shetlands is called "Mainland." I don't know what that makes the rest of Britain - let alone the Continent!!

We had booked our breakfast for 8:30 (here the choice was 8:00 or 8:30) but long before 8:30 we could hear gales of laughter from the breakfast room. We went in on time, to be faced with our host, John, and five guests all in fits of laughter about something ...

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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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