Smithfield Hotel

Dounby, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW17 2HT, United Kingdom | Hotel
Prices starting from $159.00
 

Travel Blogs from Dounby

Sounds, Smells and Statistical Significance

A travel blog entry by rnjemk

... little bit of comedy to the occasion by asking one of the dockworkers, an elderly - but very feisty - octogenarian, to take a photo of us. Worryingly, as she was 'manning' (er, womanning?) the ropes that steadied the loads as they were slung overboard, she could not see the target picture on the camera screen. Now, at this juncture, I should weave some additional yarn into the tapestry. I have mentioned above that our planned excursion to Papa Westray had been ...

Second week in Kirkwall

A travel blog entry by kalie

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... cool - Wyre and Rousay. It was really great too - I got to go and see the Buffalo farm they have on island! Buffalo are really nice animals - they don't spook as easily as cows, and the ones on this farm were incredibly friendly! They only move when and where they want to though - you can suggest where to go, and they will consider your opinion. The last day was quiet on the large animal side of things, ...

Go East

A travel blog entry by muggie

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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

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What an interesting day. I had porridge, salmon, poached eggs, toast and tea. Feeling very full but knowing this was my only meal today I wobbled out to the car for the early morning trip to Skara Brae. This village is the most complete neolithic settlement in Europe today. It is older than the Pyramids and Stonehenge. Dates are between 3100BC - 2500BC. This makes the settlement 5000 years old! I'm really young! :) The inhabitants seem to have ...

Orkneys at Last

A travel blog entry by muggie

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After an early morning to pack up all my rubbish, I headed down to the breakfast place with computer in tow to check emails etc. This hotel really needs to do something about its internet access! Most of the crew arrived right on 7:30 as we had to get onto the bus this morning and check out of this beautiful hotel. I went back to my room after a brekky of veggie sausages, tomatoes, scrambled egg and mushrooms. There was tea, toast and a ...

Location

This hotel, located in Dounby, is near Italian Chapel, Maes Howe, and Broch of Gurness.
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    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent