The Foveran

Address: Foveran, Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW15 1SF, United Kingdom | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Foveran, Kirkwall, is near Saint Magnus Cathedral, The Orkney Museum, Highland Park Distillery, and The Earl's Palace.
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    Travel Blogs from Kirkwall

    The Orkney Islands - Where Britain Meets Scandinav

    A travel blog entry by modernnomad67 on Jul 21, 2015

    97 photos

    ... guided and narrated by the very informative and humorous bus driver, a native of southern England (very easy accent to understand) who moved to Orkney after he met his Orcadian wife in London.

    Yes, people from Orkney are known as Orcadians rather than Orks. There are only 21,000 of them living among 100,000 head of cattle and 65,000 head of sheep on an idyllic 340 square miles on 70 islands just north of the northeastern most corner of the British mainland. At 59* north ...

    Walking Kirkwall and Stromness

    A travel blog entry by tthomas1170 on May 07, 2015

    42 photos

    ... excavated were on display with information about each as well as what life was like during the respective time period. My favorite section was the display of ancient stones that had been found on the island that had intricate designs or runic markings on them. This is a great museum and cannot believe it is free!

    In front of the cathedral there is a Market Cross that marks the start of one of the strangest city events I have ever heard ...


    A travel blog entry by kendra.towns on Jan 24, 2015

    ... too much every time it's crushed or struck down.

    I've realized after this defeat that I don't have a person to cry to here, I miss my people, I miss hugs and cuddles. I miss stability, I miss the thrill of travel, I miss a lot of things, which makes this dream thing a whole heck of a lot harder.

    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger right?... Well I guess by the end of this adventure I'll be like steel. I just keep picking myself ...

    An Incredible Festive Season

    A travel blog entry by kendra.towns on Jan 02, 2015

    13 photos

    ... just how much I miss home. I rallied and distracted myself by keeping up to date on the Ba. It's a local traditional game played on Christmas Day and New Years Day. One ball, no rules, 200 men, 4 street and an ambulance crew is how it is best described. It is like street rugby in a way. The men are divided into uppies and doonies, which is decided upon by which way you are driven home from the hospital... usually decided more by family allegiance than by where you live now a ...

    East Coast and Orkney

    A travel blog entry by jean.bottsford on Sep 11, 2013

    1 comment, 45 photos

    ... and energy in this land. The buildings are thick, heavy stone with narrow passages through alleys (close) and wynds. We had the best night's sleep yet, we needed some good rest. Last night we got a berth on the ferry- it's cruiseship worthy! we were able to board at 9:30pm and had a great deluxe room so when we set sail this morning at 6:30 all we had to do is roll out of bed. we land at 8:30 am and will begin our ...