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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      Whirl Wind February

      A travel blog entry by kendra.towns on Mar 08, 2015

      15 photos

      ... you had put a double bed in the room it would have taken up the entire room... um no. I decided for the money (400 pounds a month) it was not worth it. I knew I wasn't going to get a huge place but I did want something bigger. So I left that one and continued on my hunt. The next place I looked at I found when someone tagged me in a post on the local info/buy/sell facebook page (you see my entire friends and family network went to work to find me a place). ...

      Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

      A travel blog entry by loisclarke on Oct 22, 2014

      7 photos

      ... 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

      11 photos

      ... 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

      12 photos

      ... still, don't touch, don't breathe!
      The beads were flung along the passageway of the tomb like the lady was going in and the string broke and the beads scattered. The farmer found them in heaps of different places and now they are back together after 5000 years!! I left the visitor's centre and started off on the 1.5 klm walk to the tomb. I was only a couple of hundred metres from the centre when I heard a noise behind me and here was the farm dog trotting beside me. Her name ...

      Ancient lands in a Ancient place

      A travel blog entry by rossport on Sep 09, 2013

      8 comments, 51 photos

      ... is close to the ground as the door was a smidge small either these people were midgets or they loved walking on their haunches but after a bit of a walk about 10metres we were inside and it opened up into a huge domed roof thing with curved walls and the stone was stacked on top of each other to form this circular building and to think even today Builders stuff things up if they don't have a computer and these people had nothing but sheer strength and determination some ...