Trip Report - Aberdeen and Orkney

Aug 18th, 2009, 10:44 AM
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I was there for the St Magnus festival last summer (2008) and heard some fantastic music in the Cathedral itself.

We drove up to Scrabster and took the ferry over. On the way, we visited Dunrobin Castle - it was worth it! The coast line up that way is beautiful, too.

The B&B I stayed at is within walking distance of... other farms. And a phone booth. Oh, and the shore (everything is within walking distance of the shore in Orkney!)
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Aug 19th, 2009, 01:32 AM
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Hi GD - ah, I hadn't realised you were there for the festival. Did you book tickets in advance ?

I am wondering whether I may have left it too late to book accommo in Kirkwall itself for next year ! One of my current front runners looks as though it may already be full.
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Aug 19th, 2009, 07:18 AM
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I didn't, but we weren't there primarily for the festival, it just happened to be going on while we were there. We wandered in and out of a couple places that were performing, but mostly we sat in on the free rehearsals

That's another reason we got a place out in the sticks - Kirkwall was full quickly.
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Aug 19th, 2009, 01:04 PM
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We stayed a couple of times at the Lynnfield Hotel this year. It is very close to the Highland Park. Breakfast and dinner are excellent.
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Aug 21st, 2009, 05:08 AM
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GD, thanks for the further info. Good tip about free rehearsal ! I do suspect we may already have left it too late to book accommo for next year but we'll see.

Thanks auldyins, but at 20-25 minutes to walk into town it's further out than I want. The rooms do look nice though.
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Aug 21st, 2009, 08:23 AM
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The free rehearsal in the Cathedral was incredible - the sound was beautiful in the old building, great acoustics. It was classical music
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