Lynnfield Hotel

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

Travel Blogs from Kirkwall

Sounds, Smells and Statistical Significance

A travel blog entry by rnjemk

... to safety, but when it came to the quad-bike with trailer, the asphalt-layer and (especially) the road roller, the comedy became seriously funny!

Apparently, a start button is a start button on any road-making machinery, but a go-lever is not a go-lever on a road roller. On initial activation, the go-lever seemed to engage the vibrator on the front roller. The effect on the road-roller, not to mention the concrete pier, was a wonder to behold. The ...


A travel blog entry by sueblaikie


First of all a huge thank you to everyone for all their support - texts, phone calls, emails, visits, accommodation and general interest in this blog. It's the first time either of us have done anything like this and it was really just done as a diary but expanded into something else. Wifi problems, getting in late and staying with friends and family meant our last week of posts were delayed ...

Stone Age Structures In Orkney Islands

A travel blog entry by rambling_roamer


... the tomb through the about 3 foot high by 15 foot long entrance tunnel. The tunnel was positioned in such a way that on the winter solstice, the setting sun would illuminate the rear chamber. Hard to believe that these Neothic structures predate both Stonehenge and the Pyramids of Egypt! Interestingly, most of them (with the exception of the buried Skara Brae) were marked by Viking graffiti. Vikings, who raided and ...

The School and the Orkney Museum

A travel blog entry by seacastle


... of the cathedral) and then jump in the water with it. Generally there are 300-400 people in it and there are no rules. It's a crazy free for all. They used to have a women's one too but they had way too many hospital visits for the women so now it's just the men's.

Nice gardens out back with a raised hill of rocks with a nice bench that Shirley made use of.

Around Mainland

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... the eighth establishment we tried, so we realised we will have to go back to Thurso on Thursday. Luckily we had an arrangement with Raymond that we just had to email him and let him know our dates; if he couldn't accommodate us, he'd find us somewhere. So we are alright until Friday night now. Phew! What a mission it's been, finding a bed for each night!

The weather report was predicting that the day would clear at lunchtime, so we thought we'd do the ...

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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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