The Orkney Hotel

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

Sounds, Smells and Statistical Significance

A travel blog entry by rnjemk

... to be loaded for the return journey to Kirkwall. He wound the steering wheel...this way...then that. To no discernable effect. The machine drove unerringly towards its (apparent) target. Just at the very last moment, only millimetres from a momentous crash and plunge over the edge of the pier, and seven or so metre drop to the icy depths, he un-go-ed the go-lever, averting disaster. Phew!!!!

Not one to miss out on an opportunity for levity, we added ...


A travel blog entry by sueblaikie


First of all a huge thank you to everyone for all their support - texts, phone calls, emails, visits, accommodation and general interest in this blog. It's the first time either of us have done anything like this and it was really just done as a diary but expanded into something else. Wifi problems, getting in late and staying with friends and family meant our last week of posts were delayed ...

Stone Age Structures In Orkney Islands

A travel blog entry by rambling_roamer


... really beautiful decorations and painted to look as if it were made of bricks and wood instead of metal sheds. We also made a brief stop at a local winery for a tasting. We bought some raspberry and elderberry liqueurs and a bottle of wine.

Our final stop of the day was at Kirkwall's St. Magnus Cathedral. Known as the “light in the North”, it was built in 1137 by Viking Earl Rognvald in honor of ...

Archaeology and History Tour Day

A travel blog entry by seacastle


... style of interior painting, bricks and ornamentation was painted on – it looks real at first. The fixtures were made from army food tins and the font was made of cement but its stand was a truck spring covered with cement so the font rocks (to soothe the babies who get upset at baptism, they sit them in the font and rock them).

Next on to Scara Brae, ...

Around Mainland

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... and running a sort of history day under the rather stern tutelage of their teacher, for groups of slightly younger children, so wherever we went there were groups of kids being shown interesting things or playing games. One of the games was a sort of "Simon Says" which involved running from place to place and performing some sort of action; the person who got there last or faced the wrong way was out. We were so impressed by the good sportsmanship the kids showed ...

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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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