Royal Hotel

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

Travel Blogs from Kirkwall

Sounds, Smells and Statistical Significance

A travel blog entry by rnjemk

... young or old - is made of sterner stuff, as you'll have guaged from other blogs. Once more, twice more, thrice more, he engaged the go-lever...with the same astounding, bone-jarring, nerve-racking result. And again, once more, dear friends, he tried. Not one to be beaten, on the fifth attempt he engaged the right go-lever, or manipulated in the right way the go-lever he had been using. The roller began to move...with increasing speed...directly at the cargo and ...


A travel blog entry by sueblaikie


... br> Most mesmerised by - Andrew Gormley's sculptures at Crosby
Most luxurious accommodation - Lyzzick Hall Hotel
Most embarrassing moment - ask Judy
Most disappointing - we put on weight (but we are more muscular!)
Most helpful book "Land's End to John O'Groats" by Phil Horsley
Most helpful gadget - Garmins

Best tip - go do it and take at least 3 weeks...


Stone Age Structures In Orkney Islands

A travel blog entry by rambling_roamer


... It played a role in both World Wars as a natural harbor offering shelter to the British fleet. We also drove across the “Churchill barriers”, concrete and stone barriers built by Italian prisoners of war to prevent German U-boats from entering Scottish waters. We made a stop at the Italian Chapel, built of two Quonset huts by the Italian prisoners. It was filled with scraps and junk salvaged and ...

Archaeology and History Tour Day

A travel blog entry by seacastle


... barriers (The Churchill Barriers) put in to keep subs out. They imported a few hundred Italian prisoners of war to build them as there was not enough local labor. The Italians improved their living areas with gardens and paths and then used two of the small Quonset huts to build a church, the Italian Chapel. The inside was plastered and paneled, then painted. Similar to ...

Around Mainland

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... lovely, all dissolving slowly away - the weather has actually carved some of the columns into tubes. Ancient, ancient, ancient.

Over the road is the Bishop's Palace and Earl's Palace - the Bishop and Earl apparently deadly enemies so they needed to be well fortified against one another. More than leylandii hedges! The larger and better preserved, the Bishop's Palace, was made particularly lively by the presence of several primary school classes, one in period ...


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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TripAdvisor Reviews Royal Hotel Kirkwall

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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