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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    Travel Blogs from Mainland

    Evidence of the Neolithic

    A travel blog entry by thehamguy1 on Jul 07, 2015

    13 photos

    As you can tell by our lack of posts, we've been busy exploring Orkney. We'd read that Orkney's history was very different from the rest of Scotland, with long ties to Scandinavia. It does feel very different here on Mainland, as Orkney's largest island is called. We came because we were fascinated by a history that traces back 5,000 years to the Neolithic. Before the Pyramids or Stonehenge, there was a sophisticated culture on the Orkney ...

    Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

    A travel blog entry by loisclarke on Oct 22, 2014

    7 photos

    ... at the Italian Chapel which was built by the POW's while they built the barriers. It was two Nissan huts covered in concrete and the inside was plastered. They had done paintings inside and brickwork painting that looked like real bricks. Back to the hostel for lunch and put the washing on. Still raining so drive to the Kirbuster Museum which was a good example of an early 18 century house. It had a central hearth which is the only one of its kind remaining in ...

    New job!

    A travel blog entry by kendra.towns on Aug 30, 2014


    ... went in and had the interview. I thought it was went well and they said they would let me know before the end of the day. I didn't hear anything and I was pretty disappointed about it, but thought "oh well I'll find something." Then on Thursday around dinner time I got a call saying I had gotten the position.

    So I am now the newest sales associate at the Edinburgh Woolen Mill in Kirkwall. A bit of a slower pace ...

    Second week in Kirkwall

    A travel blog entry by kalie on Jun 08, 2014

    1 comment, 32 photos

    ... got to see a couple of operations in the clinic, which was cool.

    On Friday, I had to say goodbye to everyone. Luckily Nicola was heading towards Inverness, and she was nice enough to drop me off there. On the ferry we saw another bunch of Orcas - apparently they surfaced just after I went into the cabin to grab a drink, but I came out in time to see them. I stayed in the same hostel in Inverness, ...

    Quieter day

    A travel blog entry by seacastle on May 11, 2014

    53 photos

    ... Lifeboats boat - love those things. We then went to St. Magnus Cathedral. What an astounding place. All done with the two different sandstones, yellow and red, and with slate slabs, wooden beams, ceilings with criss-crossing stone decoration. Difficult to take it all in. It was done in Romanesque and Gothic styles in the 1100s. Everywhere ...