Portland Arms Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... with Norway though given it's only 300 miles away and the Norwegians ruled the Orkneys for over 600 years.
The real highlight of the day was Skara Brae, a 5000 year old neolithic settlement. The houses were amazingly well constructed with close fitting stone walls and floors , doors, proper beds, heating, drainage, and a sideboard (yes - a sideboard). Recent evidence seems to indicate they were farming cattle and sheep, growing cereals, and fishing in ...
Today we wake to grey skies and rain thundering on our tent. We left our crocs outside and they are full of water despite the drainage holes! It has been chucking it down all night. We can't believe our luck when the sun comes out at 9 o'clock.
Just over a hundred years ago the east coast harbours of Caithness and Sutherland were at the heart of the North Sea herring boom. Our route today will start in the north, detour across country and then follow the ...
... and have an intimate knowledge of the Queen Mother and her ways. We were told that her favourite tipple was Gin and Dubbonet and that she spent many summers there after the death of her husband the King. Charles was very attached to her and now stays there to carry on the traditions started by her, one of which is the opening of the annual Mey Games.
I have no firm opinions of the Royals, but to ...
... Sexes” and the ladies’ team knew they had some ground to make up as we were lagging behind by 10 points. The picture round was scenes from British sitcoms and you had to identify which ones they were. Whenever we looked as if we were stuck, one of the barmen standing behind us held the answer up on the back of a beermat!
The next round was general knowledge ...
Hi. I am very behind on my blog because my itineraries have been crazy the past several days and the last place I stayed did not have WIFI. Right now I am in Lochinver, in the mountainous area of the western Highlands.
But for this entry I will talk about my drive from Beauly up to the northeastern tip of Scotland, ending in Kirkwall on Orkney The B&B I stayed at in Beauly was pretty nice. It seems like its the norm here to have one hot spicket in the bathroom and one ...