Royal Hotel

40 Victoria Street, Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kirkwall

Catherine leaves Orkney

A travel blog entry by catherinemoldau


... climes. As I boarded the 1600 flight to Edinburgh a cold wind bit into my hatless head. From the plane I saw the highest peaks in the Cairngorms are now snow covered.

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Go East

A travel blog entry by muggie


After a busy neolithic day yesterday, I spent my last day in the beautiful Orkney Islands going East. It's a bit difficult to say it was really east because the island is only about 80 klms long from top to bottom. Today I made my way back through Kirkwall and headed south on the road to the Tomb of the Eagles. I really had no idea what this was except that it was neolithic (what a surprise!) and had been accidentally found by the farmer who was looking for some field stones to build ...

Neolithic Orkney is Awesome

A travel blog entry by muggie


... original circle contained 60 stones. There are 36 left.It is a scheduled ancient monument and was free to walk around. The Standing Stones of Stenness are just a kilometre down the road from the ring. This area of Orkney is rich in neolithic history with Maeshowe another couple of hundred metres up the road. This is a multi-chambered cairn. This chamber was constructed around the same time as the standing stones and the ring so is around ...

What a day on Orkney

A travel blog entry by deirjohn


... down a 30meter stone tunnel, with dampness running down the walls into the main (small) chamber - 30 or so of us plus the guide. I got halfway down and had a fleeting thought that I wanted to turn around and go back out I had to suck it up and keep going because there wasn't room to to turn and there were probably 15 people coming down the tunnel behind me. Believe it or not we were in the small chamber for about thirty minutes learning all about ...

Day 2 - Orkney Island

A travel blog entry by freedomandpeace


... sleeping or storage. It was all stones. It struck me how they lived so close to the Earth then, and even lived completely surrounded by the Earth in their homes, in that they were surrounded by stones. It was a different life then. It was neat to walk all through the complex and contemplate how they lived versus how we live. I spent time walking all through the remains of the "houses" and imagining what it might have been like to live there. It was ...


This hotel, located on 40 Victoria Street, Kirkwall, is near Saint Magnus Cathedral, Highland Park Distillery, The Orkney Museum, and The Earl's Palace.
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