Polrudden Guest House

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

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.

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Go East

A travel blog entry by muggie

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... half grown signets that were all fuzzy and brown but obviously swan-like. I even saw a large V of geese of some kind that flew over the top of me while I was driving along.
This has been a lovely visit and one I will remember for the amazing light that filters through the clouds. The washed out colours of the air and sky that just add to the ancient feel of this place. I have really enjoyed my time here, learnt a lot about 5000 year old people and sucked some the ambience into my soul!
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Neolithic Orkney is Awesome

A travel blog entry by muggie

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... further into the cow pasture. There are no plans to to dig these out in the foreseeable future.
After Skara Brae, I headed off for the Ring of Brodgar. This is an ancient neolithic ring of standing stones that is also around the 5000 year old mark. It is just over 100 metres across. There was one large stone that was struck by lightning in 1980 and as
with all the stones that are missing or broken is just left lying where
they ...

What a day on Orkney

A travel blog entry by deirjohn

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Fortified with a good cooked breakfast we set off to the Standing Stones of Stenness, raised about 5,000 years ago. There are only about 7-10 stones left standing, partly because a farmer in the -1800's got sick of them on his land and blew some of them up before the community stopped him. In 1980 I think it was one of them was shattered by a lightening bolt. Then to Maeshowe which is a Neolithic chambered tomb. We were warned, but there we were bent in half ...

Day 2 - Orkney Island

A travel blog entry by freedomandpeace

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... of the places I see I am the only one there or just a couple other people. At the Broch of Gurness, I was the only one there most of the time. In Scotland, they have these stone structures called brochs where the ancient people lived, They are circular. This one is a whole complex with homes all around the broch, like a village. You can see the remains of the stone rooms. Each "home" had a central hearth where they had a fire. Then they had little cubby ...

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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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