Pentland Hotel

Princes Street, Thurso, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland, KW14 7AA, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Orkney Islands

A travel blog entry by rerowand on Aug 09, 2014

... It was still raining and not conducive to walking the town and shopping. So, we went into the St. Magnus Cathedral that was next to the bus and walked around inside to waste time. We then went into the cathedral's visitor center to view a fifteen minute film about St. Magnus and the building of the cathedral. So, the story is this: Magnus was pious and gentle. On a raid led by the King of Norway on Anglesey, Wales, Magnus refused to ...

Journey to Thurso

A travel blog entry by rerowand on Aug 08, 2014

... and about local geography and the history of County Caithness. There was a very interesting exhibit about a local baker named Robert Dick, who was also a famous geologist and botanist. The last exhibit was a rotating exhibit in the art gallery. Shades of Oslo, here was another multimedia display of weird videos. On the way back to the hotel, we stopped for ice cream. We then relaxed and unpacked for our two night stay ...

Communing with the Water Spirits

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi on Sep 20, 2013

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... the British Idiot Tax is put. I don't think I even want to know what happens to the profits of the Australian Lotteries! Almost certainly mostly into some fat-cat's pocket, and a tiny balance in some way funding elite sportsmen's training.

Finally to the main item on our agenda, the Clootie Well. We had passed this yesterday, seeing only a small sign and a lot of tatty-looking rags tied to some trees in a woodland - intriguing enough to google when we got back to ...

Bonus day

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi on Sep 12, 2013

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The morning ferry leaves Stromness at 11am, so we had a quick breakfast and set off before 9am in order to be able to take the longer route along the southern coast of Mainland.

The only site of real interest on the map was the Round Church of Orphir, which also included something called the Earl's Bu, which we felt was absolutely unmissable. Who could admit they had been on an island which contained an Earl's Bu and hadn't visited it?

The Round ...

To the North!

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi on Sep 09, 2013

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... rigs and the depth of the loch in her wellbred Scottish voice. This is a lovely accent, refined and gentle without being in the least harsh. And it's clear as a bell, at least when the speaker speaks loud enough for this deaf old post. As we've come further north, though, we've heard more and more "real" Scottish accents - still a lovely accent, I think, but can be mystifying. But charming. I sat near a young mum and her child at the station cafe, with mum saying things like, "tea'll be ...

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