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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      Shiny Silver Linings

      A travel blog entry by kendra.towns on Jan 29, 2015

      ... me the position and said she would be sending me a job offer within the next two days. My internal response was... say what?!? I actually couldn't believe it, after being crushed by not getting the last job, I was not expecting her to immediately come out and offer the position to me. I have since received the formal letter of offer and I have now accepted the position of Trainee Travel Consultant at Scapa Travel in Kirkwall.

      This is a full ...

      Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

      A travel blog entry by loisclarke on Oct 22, 2014

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      ... because the bodies found there also had eagle remains with them. The guides gave histories of the Mesolithic and Neolithic ages as well as the Bronze Age before we trudged 3 miles return across wet fields in the rain to view a house from the Bronze Age then the tomb. Had to enter using knee pads for crawling or lay on your back on a trolley and pull yourself in. The tomb was a good example. They found 120 skeletons of humans all aged about 27. On the way back ...

      Making my way North

      A travel blog entry by kendra.towns on Aug 23, 2014

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      ... at 11:30 a.m. Tina showed me all the cool murals that local artists and the local kids have made on the sides of all the buildings. They were really cool and done really well. With the kids partaking in the painting there doesn't seem to be any vandalism happening at all. We then went into the café to get a hot drink since if wasn't that warm out. Hot chocolate for me since I am still caffeine free, 4 months!!!! Tina ordered me an Invergordon special, a bean and cheese ...

      Go East

      A travel blog entry by muggie on Oct 06, 2013

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      ... out later was Marney and she 'chooses' people to walk with out to the tomb. She trotted ahead of me but kept stopping and checking to see if I was still there and sometimes waited until I had caught up. She stayed with me for the whole walk. When I arrived alone at the tomb I looked down into the dark passageway. The only way in is to lie down on a trolley and pull yourself along by hanging onto the rocks of the side wall. Once inside you can stand up and there are torches to ...

      Around Mainland

      A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi on Sep 11, 2013

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      ... They all looked at us expectantly as we walked in, so that we felt we were going to be asked to do a comic turn or something; I said as much and the ice was very quickly broken, and we had a very jolly breakfast full of lots of teasing and joshing.

      Before going out, though, we found and booked both dinner and a bed for the night - at a hotel in Kirkwall with rather mixed reviews but beggars can't be choosers. It was only available for one night, and ...