Merkister Hotel

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

Catherine leaves Orkney

A travel blog entry by catherinemoldau

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I'm heading down to Sussex to stay with my aunt Monica and then on to visit friends in London where I will meet Michael on Saturday at his sister Maya's. Bye bye my beautiful Orkney. My home to which we will return in 14 months time.

Time to go walkabout ...

Go East

A travel blog entry by muggie

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... remained fairly dry and even a sunny patch or two. When I arrived back in town I sourced the 24 hour petrol station that I will need to fill up at in the morning before I take the car back to the airport and park along the waterfront and went for a short walk. There was a sign on the road that asked drivers to look out for otters!! How cute. I looked for some but they are very shy and usually stay out of the way of people so I didn't get to see them.
The Okneys have an ...

Neolithic Orkney is Awesome

A travel blog entry by muggie

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... into a hole. When he moved the rocks he found a series of steps going down into the darkness. Excavation has found a whole village around the base of the broch. There is no real idea what their actual purpose was but defense seems to be important because it has a double wall with steps running around the inside and up to the top of the tower. This particular broch is only open until the end September. I was ticked until I walked up to the gate ...

Orkneys at Last

A travel blog entry by muggie

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After an early morning to pack up all my rubbish, I headed down to the breakfast place with computer in tow to check emails etc. This hotel really needs to do something about its internet access! Most of the crew arrived right on 7:30 as we had to get onto the bus this morning and check out of this beautiful hotel. I went back to my room after a brekky of veggie sausages, tomatoes, scrambled egg and mushrooms. There was tea, toast and a ...

Ancient lands in a Ancient place

A travel blog entry by rossport

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... as you could see where there had been a huge building bit like an old Castle with a inner protected bit and an outer area for live stock etc and believe me if we had been around in those days can tell u it would be a bit wiffy with all those animals inside as well as the people and every one ******* and carrying on and then the cooking smells but it still looked amazing we travelled thru some great looking country side to get to the next viewing the Standing stones ...

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Location

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

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding