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Things to do and see during your stay at Annie's Place, Birsay Day 1 Saturday Arrival Landing at St Margarets Hope (Pentland Ferries) or Stromness (Northlink Ferries) or Kirkwall Airport, drive via Dounby to the NW coast of Mainland Orkney, counting the trees as you go! All roadsigns point to Birsay.....naturally, for you are driving to the ancient Capital of the Orkney Isles......the village of Palace, seat of the Earls of Orkney, where

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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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