The Orkney Hotel

40 Victoria Street, Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, KW15 1DN, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kirkwall

Catherine leaves Orkney

A travel blog entry by catherinemoldau


I'm heading down to Sussex to stay with my aunt Monica and then on to visit friends in London where I will meet Michael on Saturday at his sister Maya's. Bye bye my beautiful Orkney. My home to which we will return in 14 months time.

Time to go walkabout ...

Go East

A travel blog entry by muggie


... sea eagle lives around these cliffs and it is obvious that they have been here for as long as neolithic man because their talons were found in the tomb: hence the name Tomb of the Eagles. The farmer found a 5000 year old tomb that had skeletons in 3 side chambers. After an interesting talk by the ladies where I was actually able to handle a small set of beads and some pottery that was removed from the original excavation! This was really neat because at all the other sites it ...

Neolithic Orkney is Awesome

A travel blog entry by muggie


... was to The Broch of Gurness. This is a large circular stone building that is positively young compared to the other stone buildings I've looked at today. It was only built between 200-100 BC so is only 2000 years old. It is built on the side of a beautiful piece of water that looks out to the island of Rousay. Robert Rendell discovered this particular broch when he was sitting sketching on the top of a grassy mound and the leg of his ...

What a day on Orkney

A travel blog entry by deirjohn


... the fact that the chamber is lit up by the mid winter sun in a similar way to Abu Simbel. When it was obvious that the talk was coming to an end I made sure I was first out so I didn't feel trapped in a line of people. It was freezing in the chamber, so was pleased to get back into the warm again. A quick visit to the usual visitor shop before heading over to the Ring of Brodgar, which has around 28 standing stones and is apparently one of the largest ...

Day 2 - Orkney Island

A travel blog entry by freedomandpeace


... After this, I went to Kirkwall and stopped at a large jewelry store there. I was planning on buying a ring there for my trip. I had it all planned out where I had looked at the website and picked out possibilities. Their rings are expensive so it would cost me like $100. I was all ready, and then when I got to the door, they were closed an hour for lunch, and the hour had just started. I was pretty angry because I didn't think I was able to come back ...

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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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