History, History and More History|Orkney Day Two

Orkney is steeped in history, so on our second day we set off to see some of the amazing historical sights.

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We started at Skara Brae. A Neolithic village which is older than both Stone Henge and The Great Pyramids.

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You can also go into the bizarre house of the Laird who discovered Skara Brae; filled with trinkets from all over the world and his wives wardrobe which is to die for.

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Afterwards we headed off to the Ring of Brodgar; a henge – much like Stone Henge – which is veiled in mystery but was used by the tanks in the war to practice agility.

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 Dungarees – Forever 21|Sweater – ASOS|Shirt – H&M(similar)|Bag – Accessorize.

The history of Orkney is still appearing as just down the road we  stumbled upon an actual archeological dig – Yes I geeked out majorly.

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Lastly we walked down to the Standing Stones of Stenness.

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Now if that all seems like too much history in one day there is a convenient bus tour which gives you little time slot at each site so your not overwhelmed.

We finished off our educational day with dinner at the Stromness Hotel.

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The food was absolutely amazing and the staff were lovely.

Make sure you didn’t miss Day One of our adventures.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Viewing Neverland and Skimming Stones|Orkney Day One

Orkney is a place loved by the rest of my family but somewhere I have never been,

So when my mum and I were thinking about where to holiday this summer it was top of our list.

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After flying on the smallest plane i’ve ever flown on – it seated around 30 people. I caught my first glimpse of The Orkney Islands; which through the clouds looked like Neverland.

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We checked into our charming little hotel in Stromness (on the mainland) The Ferry Inn.

Linked to a proper country pub with friendly staff and an amazing menu – more on that later.

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Not wanting to miss out on any of the day we set off for a ‘stroll’ around Ness Point.

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Jumper – Thrifted (similar)|Coat – Jack Wills (similar)|Leggings – River Island (similar)|Sunglasses – Thrifted (similar).

The views around Stromness are just absolutely stunning.

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We stopped to skim stones and collect pebbles before heading back for dinner.

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We ate at the hotel where I went for a house special. Beer Battered Haddock with Homemade Tartare Sauce, Handcut Chips and Peas – the dish speaks for itself.

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Followed by sharing a Rhubarb Fool with my mum.

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Exhausted but excited for the next day we retired early.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO