West End Hotel

14 Main St, Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom | Hotel
Prices starting from $65.00

Travel Blogs from Kirkwall

Sounds, Smells and Statistical Significance

A travel blog entry by rnjemk

... the wiles of tide and cargo. As it would turn out that was not the whole story.

Picking up on Orcadian persistence, having been informed that we would be returning to Kirkwall not to "pappy", and having discussed our mutual plight with another German couple similarly affected (not the one mentioned in our last blog), I thought it might be worth making contact with the Ferry Operational Manager. Effi, the lady of the German couple, had spoken to him earlier ...


A travel blog entry by sueblaikie


... br> Most mesmerised by - Andrew Gormley's sculptures at Crosby
Most luxurious accommodation - Lyzzick Hall Hotel
Most embarrassing moment - ask Judy
Most disappointing - we put on weight (but we are more muscular!)
Most helpful book "Land's End to John O'Groats" by Phil Horsley
Most helpful gadget - Garmins

Best tip - go do it and take at least 3 weeks...


Visit to a 3,200 yo village

A travel blog entry by traveleasy


Sailed overnight from Edinburgh to the Orkney Islands. It was a bit bumpy during the night but the tablets held good.

Horror - the water in the shower was COLD. Hence no shower for me. Kaye was a bit braver and put her body in - I got no more than my hand wet. Have to go and see about it.

In Kirkwall we went to see the 3,200 year old village of Skara ...

Archaeology and History Tour Day

A travel blog entry by seacastle


... with a hole for the smoke. There are areas that look like indoor latrines and drain lines have been found underneath them that lead out of the house. Jury is out on whether that is what they are. Nearby is Skaill House built in the 1600s – interesting house of "lairds", one of whom discovered Skara Brae.

Then to the Ring of Brodgar – a ring ...

Around Mainland

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi


... of the Wireless, which was small, crowded, dusty and run by doddery old volunteers. Guess which we chose?? I enjoyed seeing the wartime exhibits, which included photos of the planes my Dad flew and the radios my Mom repaired - probably the very ones!

Then we set off, intending to go to Maes Howe, the important burial tomb at the heart of the Orcadian Neolithic sites, but on the way turned off to see two things. The first was an "Earth House," which turned out ...

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This hotel, located on 14 Main St, Kirkwall, is near Saint Magnus Cathedral, Highland Park Distillery, The Orkney Museum, and The Earl's Palace.
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