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Orca HotelThe 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.

Orkney (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.

The 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.

Orkney: 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 age.

Orkneyinga 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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