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The Orca Hotel. 76 Victoria St, Stromness KW16 3BS, Orkney,, Scotland. The Orca Hotel is a family-run guest house in the heart of Stromness, the unspoiled, 17th century fishing port, famed for its Hudson Bay Company connections and long maritime history. Located right on the harbor just a few minutes walk from the ferry terminal, it is ideally situated to explore Orkney by land and sea. Central Location with its own restaurant. Local Fare. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
Stromness Hotel, Victoria St, Stromness, Orkney, Scotland. Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
(Exploring Scotland's Heritage) This work is part of the
"Exploring Scotland's Heritage" series which provides
an introduction to the archaeological heritage of Scotland.
This volume looks at the archaeological heritage of Orkney.
New History of Orkney A fully-revised new edition of the
major modern history of Orkney. This major modern history
of Orkney is now in a fully-revised new edition. The story
of the islands is an enthralling one. Surviving monuments
testify to a busy prehistoric period; the Vikings raided and
traded over centuries; the great Earldom of the Orkneyinga
Saga was established in the Middle Ages; and during two world
wars Orkney was crucial to naval strategy.
A Historical Guide (Birlinn... Historical Guides) The
Orkney Islands lie 20 miles north of mainland Scotland and
were first given to the country as compensation for non-payment
of a queen's dowry in 1472. This guide presents a chronological
history of the islands from prehistoric times to the industrial
Saga: The History of the... Earls of Orkney. Written around
AD 1200 by an unnamed Icelandic author, the Orkneyinga Saga
is an intriguing fusion of myth, legend and history. The only
medieval chronicle to have Orkney as the central place of
action, it tells of an era when the islands were still part
of the Viking world, beginning with their conquest by the
kings of Norway in the ninth century. The saga describes the
subsequent history of the Earldom of Orkney and the adventures
of great Norsemen such as Sigurd the Powerful, St Magnus the
Martyr and Hrolf, the conqueror of Normandy. Savagely powerful
and poetic, this is a fascinating depiction of an age of brutal
battles, murder, sorcery and bitter family feuds.
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