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Peatfire Tales

Via House, Sandwick KW16 3JF, Scotland
+44 1856 841207
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Grumpy bloke + rambling yarns = half the room asleep!

Greeted by a grumpy bloke (GB), crammed into a stuffy room and then sat waiting for 30 minutes as... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Perth, Australia

A nice little earner at £10 each, book in advance as its a popular evening out. The tales are told... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2016
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Via House, Sandwick KW16 3JF, Scotland
+44 1856 841207
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Greeted by a grumpy bloke (GB), crammed into a stuffy room and then sat waiting for 30 minutes as the grumpy bloke (GB) got annoyed with everyone while he delivered our drinks. Turns out the GB was part of the story telling. The story was...More

1  Thank cjd246
Reviewed 4 July 2016

A nice little earner at £10 each, book in advance as its a popular evening out. The tales are told in a purpose built annexe attached to the main house where you you are taken to look at old photos, newspapers, books etc while the...More

2  Thank penny025
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Went along on a very busy night with about 30 people altogether. This meant that the introductory talks had to be done in two lots which meant sitting around for a while. When the folk story telling began it was pretty well done although not...More

1  Thank tangojohn
Reviewed 6 April 2016

We were unsure what to expect, when we booked an evening of traditional Orkney story telling, gathered around the fire at the Stromness Hotel. We shouldn't have worried. This was a truly magical evening - Lynn was a one-woman theatrical troupe, vividly and enchantingly bringing...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 6 November 2015

I am sure I am not alone with the readymade agenda get the ferry, Old Man of Hoy, Skara Brae, Ring of Brodgar, The Italian Chapel. But then what? Well, this is Orkney the roads are good, traffic is light and getting around by any...More

1  Thank Gary J
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the story telling experience. Lynn re created the manner and style of telling the old tales and legends in front of a peat fire in the Stromness Hotel. Stories that reflect the romance and hardship of the early inhabitants. This is a...More

1  Thank Anthony G
Reviewed 14 September 2014

I have just spent a week in the home of the Peatfire tales at Via House Sandwick. I have been doing Tai Chi and Chi Gung with Lynn and walking with John. The Tai Chi is done in the studio where the story telling is...More

Thank faith b
Reviewed 23 June 2014

One of the highlights of our visit to Orkney, so pleased that we spotted an ad for this in the brochure left in our holiday accommodation. OK, so the room that Lynn and John have built onto their house is not an old Orkney croft,...More

1  Thank Annie F
Reviewed 19 June 2014

I am so pleased my wife booked the Storytelling session in the upstairs Still Room of the Stromness Hotel, with complimentary drink, a comfortable intimate setting (although I'm sure sitting round a peaty fire would add a different atmosphere, as would the fiddler). Anyway, Lynn's...More

Thank AlastairBorwick
Reviewed 18 October 2013

We visited Orkney twice this year and were so pleased we booked Peatfire Tales at Stromness Hotel in July. It was a magical night, with Lynn weaving her tales of Selkies and Fin Folk, taking us back in time to the true oral traditions of...More

Thank SiobhanEdinburgh
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