Skaill Farm

Address: Skaill, Sandwick, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Sandwick

The 21st Century Christmas!

A travel blog entry by kendra.towns on Nov 25, 2014

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... that Granddad was more excited than I was. He was out the door and through the window of the posties car window before I was even off the couch. I immediately set it up and of course it didn't work. I phoned the helpline and as it turns out our internet didn't go live until Friday. I then suffered much frustration all weekend with the Internet as it would turn on and then cut out and the turn on etc etc etc. It was very frustrating! I finally phoned ...

Scotland Motor Homing Part 2!!!

A travel blog entry by melrobertson on Aug 20, 2014

... which was meant to have some B&B's there that you could stay at and there was also meant to be a Robertson Clan Chief cemetery as well. We followed the GPS out to the estate and when we came to the turn off into the estate we found an open gate but a no trespassing sign. We headed a bit further up the road trying to find where the B&B's might have been but there was no real sign of them. So we drove back down to the entrance the GPS had taken us to and with a bit ...

Helmsdale to John o'Groats - 59.6 miles

A travel blog entry by sueblaikie on Jun 20, 2014

1 comment, 14 photos

... she was going to lose Sue as the wind completely filled her jacket - she now looked like a fat hobbit on a bike about to take off into the stratosphere. But no, she managed to stay on and, pausing now and again to view the landscape - we were soon pedalling down to our finish line. Avril and Kate were there - Avril already popping the cork of the champagne - there was bunting, paper cups and a lot of hugging and photo taking. We kind ...

Hi, Ho. Where's Hoy!

A travel blog entry by rnjemk on Jun 19, 2014


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The bus services, which we are using to contain costs, are not especially well geared for tourism so we had plenty of time at the sites to get a good insight into their significance. It also allowed us to do some good walks in their vicinity, albeit on the roads, which again are not set up for tourists: there are no footpaths.

The archaeological sites themselves are astonishing for their age, technological mastery, and evidence of social ...

Lost battles and Islands won.

A travel blog entry by alanandnise on Aug 24, 2013

1 comment

... and dogs. There are two other Australian couples here as well, and it's nice to hear a familiar accent, rather than the German we've been mostly hearing.

Yesterday we got up early and caught the ferry to the Orkneys. What an incredible day we had looking around five or so of the islands, mostly righting the historical mistakes we learnt at school. The story of Scapa Flow (note the lack of an "r" in Scapa) is amazing and spanned both world wars.

We ...