Merkister Hotel

Harray, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW17 2LF, United Kingdom | Hotel
Prices starting from $159.00

Travel Blogs from Mainland

Sounds, Smells and Statistical Significance

A travel blog entry by rnjemk

... for extra caution on the day we had intended to travel to Papa Westray became obvious. The hold-cargo just kept coming and coming, to the extent that the ferry sat at least a metre higher in the water when unloaded. And, "the cargo?", I hear you querying, you naughty, inquisitive reader!

It seems it was time for the annual resurfacing of the roads on North Ronaldsay. So, the cargo was a multitude of huge bags of aggregate, a very large tractor with ...

Hi, Ho. Where's Hoy!

A travel blog entry by rnjemk


... however, there are photos on the web which include some taken at the summer solstice, at which time the sun at sunrise shines directly, and precisely, down the entrance tunnel and illuminates the central chamber and the tomb chamber directly opposite the entranceway - a tangible mark of technological (and astrological) excellence!

We then walked out to the Standing Stones of Stennis and the Barnhouse located just before, and the Ring of Brodgar located on, the ...

Second week in Kirkwall

A travel blog entry by kalie


... 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, ...

Day nineteen - The amazing Scara Brae

A travel blog entry by lets.get.lost

... than stone henge and the pyramids of Giza! Really amazing. While on the site our ticket gave us access into the house in which the owner at the time came across Scara Brae after the storm. This stop was ok, a bit spooky. While we were at Maeshowe our lovely guide gave us the name to a nice wild camping spot in Evie, we took his advice and made our way there. Again, we were looking out onto ...

Windy Afternoon

A travel blog entry by mimster919


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 ...

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