Polrudden Guest House

Pickaquoy Rd., Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW15 1UH, United Kingdom | Hotel

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Sounds, Smells and Statistical Significance

A travel blog entry by rnjemk

... road-roller became extraordinarily energised, bounding up and down, vibrating its way around the pier as its vertical motion was translated into transverse by pebbles on and irregularities in the surface of the pier. The figure of the 'driver' became a blur, but the blurring did not conceal the stark terror on the poor youth's face.

With shaking (and, undoubtedly, shaky) hand, he eventually found the go-lever, and un-go-ed the machine. Now, the ...


A travel blog entry by sueblaikie


... for that. Needless to say we've had an absolute ball and enjoyed our journey more than we can possibly say. We have met such wonderful people from all walks of life and had such a good laugh along the way.

For those of you interested in stats

Total Mileage was 1106 miles or thereabouts
Favourite area - Scotland ( closely followed by the Lakes and Shropshire, ...

Stone Age Structures In Orkney Islands

A travel blog entry by rambling_roamer


... in both Scotland and Ireland beginning in about the 10th century, liked to leave their marks on the stones.

Lunch was at a local inn where we had a wonderful smoked salmon sandwich and a cheddar cheese & pickle sandwich (the "pickle" was some sort of chutney). Our tour continued with sites important in more recent times. We saw the Scapa Flow, a stretch of water that links the North Sea to ...

Archaeology and History Tour Day

A travel blog entry by seacastle


A side note – travelpod web site will be down Tues so we'll not be posting again until Weds.

We did a history and archaeological site tour today – nice van with just four of us and big windows all around. Viewed Skapa Flow, a huge bay where the fleet sheltered in WWII. A German submarine got in and sunk a Dreadnought after which Churchill had huge ...

Around Mainland

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... first, and then see what the day held. First to St Magnus Cathedral, which we had admired from the outside. It is known as the Polychrome Cathedral, and is made of several different colours and types of stone, obviously as it has been repaired over the centuries. First built in the eleventh century by the Nordic inhabitants (hence the name) it is well before the more famous Gothic cathedrals: somber, rather dark, but very atmospheric. The sandstone portals ...

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This hotel, located on Pickaquoy Rd., Kirkwall, is near Saint Magnus Cathedral, Highland Park Distillery, The Orkney Museum, and The Earl's Palace.
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