Standing Stones Hotel

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

Orkney Islands

A travel blog entry by rerowand on Aug 09, 2014

... arrived with his two ships, but then Håkon treacherously turned up with eight ships. Magnus was captured and offered to go into exile or prison, but an assembly of chieftains insisted that one earl must die. Håkon's standard bearer refused to execute Magnus, and an angry Håkon made his cook Lifolf kill Magnus. Magnus prayed to God for Lifolf, and then told him to strike him in the head with the axe, because a beheading was not a ...

Journey to Thurso

A travel blog entry by rerowand on Aug 08, 2014

... to have armies. He got rid of many of the people living on his land during the Highland Clearances and converted to sheep farming. Those who he needed for the new industry were treated well. We walked through various rooms open to the public. Many of the rooms had a blend of the old and new. Most of the portraits were of the entire lineage up to the current 7th Duke of Sutherland. After the castle tour we went down ...

Hi, Ho. Where's Hoy!

A travel blog entry by rnjemk on Jun 19, 2014

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... roof, so the current roof of the central chamber is a 20th century construction. Each wall is corbelled (arched or concave towards the roof) being built of huge overlocking slabs of rock, around 6" thick and 6' long and deep enough for the centre of gravity of a higher row of rocks to sit securely on the row below, balance and stability being assured by the use of smaller pieces of rock inserted between rows. A huge single piece of rock is at each corner to buttress the walls. ...

Getting to the Bottom of Alba.

A travel blog entry by rnjemk on Jun 13, 2014

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Today, Friday the Thirteenth of June, we have started our move from Alba (Gaelic name of Scotland) to the Orkneys. Currently, we're sitting in the Popeye Hotel, Scrabster, having a pint of Loch Ness, the brewing notes for which describe it as having been made with: 'Water, maris otter pale barley, porridge oats, honey and malted wheat with the addition of helga and fuggles hops for a sweet finish'. The result is very, very pleasing! The ferry to Stromness leaves in four hours, so there ...

The Orkneys at last!

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi on Sep 10, 2013

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... that we hadn't wanted to stop at any B&Bs in passing. The first few looked a bit unprepossessing so we didn't bother to go in; we stopped instead at a big hotel: full! So we thought we'd push on to Kirkwall and get something there. We had parked in the morning outside a pleasant looking pub and hotel on the seafront, so we thought we'd start there with a drink and see whether it looked good for the night. The drink was fine, but the hotel was full. Instead we sat using ...

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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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