Skaill Farm

Address: Skaill, Sandwick, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Skaill, Sandwick.
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Travel Blogs from Sandwick

Long, fun day...

A travel blog entry by robselclark on Aug 19, 2015

1 comment, 7 photos

... The scenery is all that we'd hoped for! First to Oban Distillery, then to Fort William at one end of the Caledonian Canal, then along the fault line to Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, then Thurso via Inverness and the top end of Scotland - John ...

Thurso to Edinburgh

A travel blog entry by traveldons on Jul 11, 2015

1 comment, 20 photos

... to households.

We based ourselves in Thurso on the northcoast for 2 night as we had booked a day trip to the Orkneys. Thurso is the most northern town in mainland Scotland in the county of Caithness and set amongst some of the best coastal scenery, with Dunnet Head the most northerly point. Next to our hotel was the meadow well, a circular building with a peaked roof. On our evening stroll we came across the roofless ruins of Old St Peters Church circa 1120, but it is ...

Independence Day... Or not!

A travel blog entry by kendra.towns on Sep 19, 2014

5 photos

... during the transition. The referendum vote of whether to go independent or not has been all anyone can talk about for the last few months. If you start talking to someone, at some point you're bound to be asked your opinion. I originally was a strong YES vote. Looking back at history, I think Scotland got the short end of the stick a few too many times and it was time for them to have a say in their own affairs! I still believe that, but then I started looking into the reality of it ...

Sounds, Smells and Statistical Significance

A travel blog entry by rnjemk on Jun 28, 2014

... vibrating road roller, an asphalt layer with heater, a couple of site supervisor vehicles, a road-gang truck, and a couple of private vehicles including a quad-bike and trailer. As the ferry took hold-cargo, rather than the RO-RO (roll on-roll off) service between some of the larger islands, the vehicles are slung up and over onto the pier by onboard crane.

That is the theory bit. The practical bit was hilarious. Groucho Marx or Mac Sennett could not ...

Stone Age Structures In Orkney Islands

A travel blog entry by rambling_roamer on Jun 11, 2014

8 photos

... 200 years, and then abandoned. Over the years it had been covered over by sand and was discovered in 1850 after a severe storm washed away some of the sand. These early people were amazingly advanced. They had toilets and a sewer system that drained away waste. There were stone hearths, beds and storage areas in each home. Next we went to see the Ring of Brodgar another Neolithic wonder that may have been used to study ...