The Foveran

Foveran, Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, Kw15 1Sf, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kirkwall

The Orkney Islands

A travel blog entry by gdandpj2013 on Jul 17, 2014

1 comment, 15 photos

... connection, as these places / settlements are 5000 years old (and being visited by bus loads of tourists daily) the records are not that well kept. These remains of ancient civilisations are older than the pyramids - no joke. While at Skara Brae they lived underground, due in part to there being no trees on Orkney, at Gurness they built a forts containing families both above and below ground. Like the ...

At Sea

A travel blog entry by roamingrunner on Jul 17, 2014

4 photos

... I had Fish & Chips. Both were excellent. The afternoon's activities included an art auction, a flair bartending demonstration, and trivia. In the evening we skipped the show as we have an early morning tomorrow - 7:45 port of call in the Scottish Highlands town of ...

Scenery and wildlife tour

A travel blog entry by seacastle on May 14, 2014

2 comments, 92 photos

After running an errand downtown through our shortcut, we went on another tour today with an even more knowledgeable driver who was a great storyteller. First to The Gloup, a collapsed sea cave. On the way we saw a variety of sizes of windmills here and there, some for a whole town, some ...

Rest and Knowledge

A travel blog entry by lifelearner on May 13, 2014

1 comment, 56 photos

... a back garden which I am sure many would love to have. The stones are broken pieces from other structures.

In the museum, is a display of leather balls for a game called Ba'. This game is played on Christmas day and New Years day. A ball is released from front of St. Magnus Cathedral and the object for the huge crowd is ...

What a day on Orkney

A travel blog entry by deirjohn on Jul 21, 2013

5 photos

... down a 30meter stone tunnel, with dampness running down the walls into the main (small) chamber - 30 or so of us plus the guide. I got halfway down and had a fleeting thought that I wanted to turn around and go back out I had to suck it up and keep going because there wasn't room to to turn and there were probably 15 people coming down the tunnel behind me. Believe it or not we were in the small chamber for about thirty minutes learning all about ...

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This hotel, located on Foveran, Kirkwall, is near Saint Magnus Cathedral, Highland Park Distillery, The Orkney Museum, and The Earl's Palace.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding