The Orkney Hotel

40 Victoria Street, Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW15 1DN, 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

... start for us to catch a 7am ferry, and then a brilliant ride home via the north coast, Tongue, and lots of narrow back-roads. Apart from a bit of rain and a very slippery road on the way to the ferry, weather was perfect. About 6 hours to get home and chill before work the next day.

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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 ...

Stone Age Structures In Orkney Islands

A travel blog entry by rambling_roamer on Jun 11, 2014

8 photos

... Nearby was another ring – the Standing Stones of Stenness. Imagine what it took to transport these huge stones and set them upright, to say nothing of the henges (ditches or moats) dug into the bedrock that encircle them! It is estimated that it took about 60 years to construct the Ring of Brodgar. Our final Neolithic site visit was to Maeshowe, a chambered tomb hidden beneath a grassy mound. We got to ...

Archaeology and History Tour Day

A travel blog entry by seacastle on May 12, 2014

100 photos

A side note – travelpod web site will be down Tues so we'll not be posting again until Weds.

We did a history and archaeological site tour today – nice van with just four of us and big windows all around. Viewed Skapa Flow, a huge bay where the fleet sheltered in WWII. A German submarine got in and sunk a Dreadnought after which Churchill had huge ...

Around Mainland

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi on Sep 11, 2013

90 photos

... first, and then see what the day held. First to St Magnus Cathedral, which we had admired from the outside. It is known as the Polychrome Cathedral, and is made of several different colours and types of stone, obviously as it has been repaired over the centuries. First built in the eleventh century by the Nordic inhabitants (hence the name) it is well before the more famous Gothic cathedrals: somber, rather dark, but very atmospheric. The sandstone portals ...

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This hotel, located on 40 Victoria Street, Kirkwall, is near Saint Magnus Cathedral, Highland Park Distillery, The Orkney Museum, and The Earl's Palace.
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