Merkister Hotel

Harray, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW17 2LF, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Mainland

Second week in Kirkwall

A travel blog entry by kalie

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... a band play there - they were a Scottish folk music band, and they were incredible!

I took the bus to Skye saturday morning - it was a beautiful drive. The mountains are gorgeous, and I couldn't stop taking pictures. When I got here, a girl named Sarah picked me up and took me back to the clinic, and I met Alistair, the locum vet, and Rhona, the owner. I went out with a couple of the girls for ...

Day nineteen - The amazing Scara Brae

A travel blog entry by lets.get.lost

... little bay. I sat watching seals and even a sea otter just out from where we were parked. After a lovely hot curry for our tea we went for a late evening bike ride. We found ourselves coming across Brough of Gurness (one of tomorrow's sites). There was no one manning the gate so we walked on in and explored the entire site with no one else around. This was another ancient village set next to the ...

Windy Afternoon

A travel blog entry by mimster919

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Today has been the windiest in Orkney since we arrived. When we went to the Standing Stones of Stenness, another ring of monoliths, I was worried Elliott would be blown away! After that we thought we would pop into the icecream parlour, only to find it packed with locals also escaping the weather Orkney-style. We visited Mike at Wheem's Farm in the afternoon, a place that fed my inspiration for living artistically ...

Neolithic Orkney is Awesome

A travel blog entry by muggie

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... year old mark. This is a single 4m x 4m room with some small chambers off to the side. It was excavated in 1861. When all the debris was removed they found runic inscriptions which were really just vikings defacing the walls with graffiti in the 12th century. The inscriptions say stupid stuff, like I'm the king of the world!!! Not really but stuff just like that. It is the largest collection of runic writing in the world.
My last visit for ...

From the Castle of Mey to Orkney

A travel blog entry by fitchett

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... There were not a large number of visitors, but it was a wonderful experience and great value for money. The Queen Mother had put a lot of energy into the garden but this was too early in the year to see the fruits of her work. We were interested to see how they had spread (espaliered) the fruit trees along the wall. We were in a party of four to have a personalised tour of the house. All of the furniture remains as it did in ...

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This hotel, located on Harray, Mainland, is near Italian Chapel, Maes Howe, and Broch of Gurness.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding