Standing Stones Hotel

Stenness, Stenness, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW16 3JX, United Kingdom | Hotel

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Sounds, Smells and Statistical Significance

A travel blog entry by rnjemk

... and his wife. Out of our shared experience, we have also had terrific fun with Geert and Effi. We kept on running into each other for several days afterwards, us catching up with them as they 'did their thing' on "pappy" and us ours, and when we arrived at the hostel on Westray the day after they had travelled there. They are now with friends on Mainland, but as we said our good-byes for the umpteenth time, we all agreed: "We couldn't go on saying farewell like ...


A travel blog entry by sueblaikie


First of all a huge thank you to everyone for all their support - texts, phone calls, emails, visits, accommodation and general interest in this blog. It's the first time either of us have done anything like this and it was really just done as a diary but expanded into something else. Wifi problems, getting in late and staying with friends and family meant our last week of posts were delayed ...

Hi, Ho. Where's Hoy!

A travel blog entry by rnjemk


... Stane, which was a great trek and an interesting bit of archaeology. Needless-to-say, having been carved from solid rock some five thousand years ago, the myths surrounding the stone are legion. As its entrance is barely 3'x3' square, its main chamber barely six feet deep and its side chamber smaller, most myths that survive surround a 'Trolld' - a legendary Norse dwarf. Others speculate that the Stane was the home of an early-Christian hermit priest who retreated from Life ...

Getting to the Bottom of Alba.

A travel blog entry by rnjemk


... of Alba'.

I've included on Facebook some photos of brochs and other constructions from the neolithic and iron ages, dwelt on bothies and the plight of the crofters during the Clearances, mentioned the stately mansions that were built by wealthy landowners who displaced the crofters, but I've not mentioned some of the other dwellings we've seen. Amongst the most interesting are the 'round houses' and duns that were built during the iron age. The round houses were built ...

Across the top

A travel blog entry by twovines


... an hour to circumnavigate and by the time we have done so we are only about six miles from Durness as the crow flies - unfortunately our car and trailer can't fly though and this is the nature of travel in the Scottish Highlands :-)

Though long, our journey is pretty starting off with the mountains and lochs and then hugging the coastline all across the top of northern Britain. The landscape ...

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This hotel, located on Stenness, Stenness, is near Maes Howe, Pier Arts Centre, Earl's Bu, and The Viking Centre.
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