The Orkney Islands (Sep 2017)
September 2017 - The Orkney islands are in a remote location off the North-east tip of mainland Scotland.
I've wanted to visit since I read about the amazing sites here, when I was doing my degree in archaeology.
The little town of St. Margaret's Hope, on South Ronaldsay. I had a pint in the local pub while waiting for the bus back to Kirkwall. When I walked in the barmaid was sitting in the (empty) bar using some giant mangle-like machine to iron sheets, while listening to a recording of Norse myths. It was that kind of place.
Skaill House, near Skara Brae. It's supposed to be haunted - there's an old Norse cemetery under the house. The skeletons are still there - one was recently uncovered when a floor was being replaced. It was left where it was.