West End Hotel

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

    The Orkney Islands

    A travel blog entry by gdandpj2013 on Jul 17, 2014

    1 comment, 15 photos

    Last trip of the summer probably. We had hoped to go the Shetlands but the travel content of the journey is too much. Another evening departure from here put us into Tain for the night before onto the ferry the next day. The Orkneys are a bit different, full of history both recent and ancient.
    Scapa Flow, the big bay in the middle that was home to the British Fleet during WW2. Must have been a fantastic sight to ...

    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

    ... in both Scotland and Ireland beginning in about the 10th century, liked to leave their marks on the stones.

    Lunch was at a local inn where we had a wonderful smoked salmon sandwich and a cheddar cheese & pickle sandwich (the "pickle" was some sort of chutney). Our tour continued with sites important in more recent times. We saw the Scapa Flow, a stretch of water that links the North Sea to ...

    Archaeology and History Tour Day

    A travel blog entry by seacastle on May 12, 2014

    100 photos

    ... 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 on Sep 11, 2013

    90 photos

    ... 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 ...