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At Annie's Place, for all our summer season self-catering guests, we thought you might like to have our suggestions of the best places to visit in Orkney on each day of your holiday. Each week during March-April 2016, Annie's Place blog will take you through a day-by-day visit to places easily reached from our accommodation at Palace on the NW tip of Mainland Orkney. But first, let's introduce you to Palace,

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Enquiries for holiday accommodation at Annie’s Place are starting early this year, including five repeat visits from last summer’s guests. People have been asking us about what they can find in our patch of Orkney Mainland: History, archaeology, bird watching, fishing, walking, relaxing! Well…….history is on your doorstep, as the Earls Palace, built by First Earl of Orkney, James Stewart (half-brother of Mary Queen of Scots) is the view from your sitting room window, while The

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Winter storms and six-hour daylight in Orkney may be your impression of the Northern Isles in December but, at Annie’s Place, never was it so far from the truth than this Christmas time. While much of Scotland and the North of England has been suffering continuous rainclouds and floods, here we are, at Palace in Birsay, on 29th December with warm sun shining through the windows, and calm seas out

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