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KIRKWALL HELP

by vickyjf11 Online Now May 1, 2008 at 11:47 AM

Hi,
we will be in Kirkwall for a few hours. I cannot find information on hop on hop off bus. Can someone inform me ABOUT THIS. ALSO HOW FAR IS THE CENTER OF TOWN FROM THE SEAPORT. THANK YOU

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    Re: KIRKWALL HELP

    by leics Online Now May 1, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    You probably can't find information because there is no hop-on, hop-off bus. Thre is no need for one.

    Kirkwall is a tiny, tiny place: 7600 people. It is a city because it has a cathedral (this is the way in the UK).

    You can walk from the port to the cathedral in 10 minutes.

    Look here for places of interest to see in the city:

    visitorkney.com/orkney_isles...

    There is not really enough in Kirkwall to occupy you for much more than a two or three hours, pleasant though it is.

    You should try to visit prehistoric Maes Howe and Skara Brae. Your cruise may organise a tour, and you would be sensible to take that up.

    Otherwise, you can either pay for a taxi (Mainland is not a very large island) or, if the cruise schedule allows, possibly go on an island-organised tour Examples here:

    http://www.discoverorkney.com/

    http://www.wildaboutorkney.com/

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    Re: KIRKWALL HELP

    by kathymof Online Now May 2, 2008 at 8:21 AM

    Agree with above post - just walk. Make sure you visit the cathedral - it is magnificent - was in Orkney for two weeks and I went back to the cathedral three times and it wasn't for church (LOL).

    If you, or someone you love, loves jewelry, go to the Shelah Fleet Jewellery store and say "charge". Here is the web site: http://www.sheilafleet.com/

    I get comments all the time on the her jewellery and everyone loves it. Very unique and very Orkney.

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