Smithfield Hotel

Dounby, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW17 2HT, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Dounby

The Orkney Islands

A travel blog entry by gdandpj2013 on Jul 17, 2014

1 comment, 15 photos

... full of ships and activity. The place where Lord Kitchener lost his life in suspicious circumstances, and where Churchhill built the famous barriers to act as defences of the flow, the Italian Church made from a couple of Nissen huts and lots of recycled stuff and much more from the war years. But then Penny found a place called Broch of Gurness and the world famous Scara Brae. While she probably could suggest ...

At Sea

A travel blog entry by roamingrunner on Jul 17, 2014

4 photos

Today is a "Sea Day", which means that the boat doesn't stop anywhere at all. That could be boring but the cruise line does a great job of keeping us entertained. First, for lunch we had a traditional British Pub Lunch - Richard had the Bangers & Mash (sausages and ...

Go East

A travel blog entry by muggie on Oct 06, 2013

12 photos

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 on Oct 05, 2013

18 photos

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 on Oct 04, 2013

7 photos

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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