Merkister Hotel

Address: \N, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW17 2LF, United Kingdom | Hotel
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This hotel, located on \N, Mainland, is near Italian Chapel, Maes Howe, and Broch of Gurness.
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    TripAdvisor Reviews Merkister Hotel Mainland

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    Travel Blogs from Mainland

    Evidence of the Neolithic

    A travel blog entry by thehamguy1 on Jul 07, 2015

    13 photos

    ... actual dig. We extended our stay on Orkney by one day to see the site and attend a guided tour. It's been pouring rain today, so we're hoping for the best tomorrow! For those of you who are fascinated by archaeology (Cheryl and Greg!), go to for daily updates. Were these the ancestors of the Picts? No one really knows. What is known is that these islands have been occupied for thousands of years. About 1,000 years ago, give or take ...

    At Sea

    A travel blog entry by hartwell on Sep 13, 2014

    9 photos

    ... to leave anything on the plate, so good. I start my day at the gym and Perce with his walk on the upper outside deck which is quite cold. I did try it for a lap and decided that it was too uncomfortable. A lot of people do it though. The gym is well equipped and as I go early there aren't many people about. In this weather, swimming is not an option, but it is a lovely area to relax in whilst ...

    The Orkney Islands

    A travel blog entry by gdandpj2013 on Jul 17, 2014

    2 comments, 15 photos

    ... br> Well campers that's about it for us. The season is fully underway. We have had the shortest night, and now things are getting dark again by 10pm. The midges are back. Having had week of temperatures into the early 30s, which has the locals struggling, a front came through yesterday which has halved the daily high, so things are back too normal. And,as I'm talking about the weather, its time to go. Go the Crusaders!

    Scenery and wildlife tour

    A travel blog entry by seacastle on May 14, 2014

    2 comments, 92 photos

    ... kicked in and it got pretty cold. We visited a smithy museum and the gal there said she was sure glad the heat wave (60) we had yesterday was over! They had an old washing machine. Every year the kids have a ploughing contest and dress up in these costumes as part of it.

    Great day! ...

    Neolithic Orkney is Awesome

    A travel blog entry by muggie on Oct 05, 2013

    18 photos

    ... it open! There was no one there so I just marched in with the Kids and wandered around the site on my own for about a half an hour. That saved me 5 pounds 50 although I paid that for Maestowe and it was not worth that for one miserable room and NO photos!
    By the time I'd finished all these sites, I was neolithiced out! I came back to my room, bought some oatcakes and chocolate and am now ensconced in my room watching rubbish on television.