Last few sights before London|Orkney Day Five

We started our last day with another museum trip – what can I say I love museums.

The Stromness Museum is situated within the heart of the village and is full of local stories and pieces of history.

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As the weather was so lovely we just strolled throughout the village soaking up all the beautiful views.

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And made some more friends.

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We popped into Kirkwall for a spot of lunch at a lovely cafe and live music venue called The Reel before flying home to London.

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I absolutely adored my time in Orkney and my mum and I are already planning a trip back next year but this time with my sister and her family. It’s absolutely stunning and I only saw a small snippet of it.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Fossils, Travelling Bears and Long Walks|Orkney Day Four

Orkney is surprisingly easy to get around despite being a group of islands.

On our last full day of the holiday we set off to Burray to visit the Fossil and Heritage Centre.

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Full of amazing fossils and trinkets including a gorgeous piece about the travelling teddy bear Jasper.

We then went on to Hoxa Head in hopes of spotting some puffins…

No puffins but beautiful views.

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I highly recommend checking out the Hoxa Tea Rooms for tea and teacakes!

The walk back to St Margarets Hope – where the bus stop is – is long but gorgeous.

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And we made some friends along the way.

P1240253P1240271We ate at the Ferry Inn again, I opted for the Local Sausages with Clapshot Mash before returning to our rooms for our last night in Orkney.

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Make sure you haven’t missed Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3.

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Rain and Damien Hirst|Orkney Day Three

Wednesday was a rainy day so we had to confine ourselves to indoor activities.

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Stromness has an amazing art gallery named Pier Arts Centre and we were lucky enough to be there at the same time as there Damien Hirst exhibition.

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It’s free to enter and has both permanent collections as well as installations.

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After running from shop to shop we took some time out in our hotel room before returning to the Stromness Hotel for dinner.

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I went for the Lamb Chops with Honey Mint Sauce with Chips and Salad followed by White Chocolate and Apricot Roulade both were equally amazing.

We retired back to our rooms hoping for a sunny day in the morning for more exploring.

Make sure you’ve read Day 1 and Day 2

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

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