Merkister Hotel

Harray, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW17 2LF, United Kingdom | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Harray, 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

    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

    ... I had Fish & Chips. Both were excellent. The afternoon's activities included an art auction, a flair bartending demonstration, and trivia. In the evening we skipped the show as we have an early morning tomorrow - 7:45 port of call in the Scottish Highlands town of ...


    A travel blog entry by simoncole on Jul 02, 2014

    15 photos

    ... is only 6 miles away but one is recommended to cross this treacherous piece of water as rapidly as possible.

    Pretty soon the wind died, contrary to the forecast. Twenty minutes later it picked up to a westerly force 5, we put out a quarter of the foresail and gained 2 knots in speed and some stability. The radio burst into life with Shetland coastguard issuing a gale warning. ...

    Sounds, Smells and Statistical Significance

    A travel blog entry by rnjemk on Jun 28, 2014

    ... to make an informed decision about routing. Not dissatisfied with the quality of this position, Captain Wylie went one better. He arranged for the ferry to drop us off at the southern end of Westray, from whence one of his staff (Malcolm) picked us up by car and ran us up to Pierowall, where another member of his local staff, ferry captain Tom, took us in his personal boat (a beautifully maintained 60-year old clinker-built launch) across to Papa Westray. On ...

    Hi, Ho. Where's Hoy!

    A travel blog entry by rnjemk on Jun 19, 2014


    As you'll see from the map, the Orkneys archipelago comprises 70 islands, islets and skerries, of which around 17 are named (a skerry is a rocky reef that is above water at some time in the tidal cycle). The ferry from Scrabster in Caithness on the north-east coast of Scotland lands in Stromness, a very quaint village to the west of the Orkney island that is known as 'Mainland'. To put a scale to the map above, Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkneys, is around 20km to the east ...