West End Hotel

14 Main St, Kirkwall, Mainland, Orkney Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kirkwall

Catherine leaves Orkney

A travel blog entry by catherinemoldau

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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

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... out later was Marney and she 'chooses' people to walk with out to the tomb. She trotted ahead of me but kept stopping and checking to see if I was still there and sometimes waited until I had caught up. She stayed with me for the whole walk. When I arrived alone at the tomb I looked down into the dark passageway. The only way in is to lie down on a trolley and pull yourself along by hanging onto the rocks of the side wall. Once inside you can stand up and there are torches to ...

Neolithic Orkney is Awesome

A travel blog entry by muggie

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... it open! There was no one there so I just marched in with the Kids and wandered around the site on my own for about a half an hour. That saved me 5 pounds 50 although I paid that for Maestowe and it was not worth that for one miserable room and NO photos!
By the time I'd finished all these sites, I was neolithiced out! I came back to my room, bought some oatcakes and chocolate and am now ensconced in my room watching rubbish on television.
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What a day on Orkney

A travel blog entry by deirjohn

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... to Skara Brae which is the best preserved Neolithic village in Northern Europe. This was uncovered by a massive storm in 1850, how exciting that must have been for the first people to walk down to the waterfront and see this amazing site beginning to be revealed. Obviously the original buildings are very treasured and you cannot walk on/among them, just view them from close by, but they have constructed a model of one of the houses for visitors to walk ...

Day 2 - Orkney Island

A travel blog entry by freedomandpeace

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... my laundry bag, only to find it out of business. I didnt want to haul around my dirty laundry bag all over the place, including into the cathedral, so I had to walk 15 mins back to drop and off, then back into town again.

The cool thing is that I popped into some shops there after visiting the cathedral, and I didn't see much at all. But the last shop I went in I found a ring, and it was only $10! (6 pounds). It was silver with a swirl. So it was ...

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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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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding