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Today's weather was perfect for visiting Orkney's World Heritage site of Ring of Brodgar and then walking further on along the roadside path between the freshwater Loch of Harray and the seawater Loch of Stennes. This gentle stroll will bring you to the Standing Stones of Stenness and the nearby Barnhouse Settlement. Once you have marvelled at the remains of the great stone circles and envisaged life in the rooms

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One of the reasons why we chose to live in Palace, Birsay is because the garden path of our home, The Old Manse and Annie's Place, leads directly onto the shoreline of Birsay Bay. We regularly advise our self catering holiday guests that, throughout the year, they might see panoramic views of the setting sun sinking into the sea and lighting up the sky with a myriad of colours. In winter,

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Many of our self catering holiday guests share their Orkney photos on FaceBook, Instagram and other social media. Such photos include their walk from Annie's Place to the Whalebone. We regularly walk there ourselves, going northwards on the St Magnus Way, but rather than crossing over to the Brough of Birsay at the Point of Buckquoy, we follow the signpost "Skipa Geo Footpath". Keep on that coastal path and it will take

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