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Mystery tower

Regular royal visitors will know where this is...
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Picture added on 21 October 2008
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Mystery places or things or people
Back o' the Royal (Orkney Hotel)
Added by Craig Taylor on 22 October 2008
Back of Orkney (Royal) Hotel in Kirkwall.
Anonymous comment added on 22 October 2008
This is at the back of the Orkney Hotel, you can see Victoria street through the end of the lane
Added by Mick Harcus on 22 October 2008
back of the orkney hotel they tell me
Added by Vince on 22 October 2008
Back of the Orkney Hotel, or for those in the past, the Royal Hotel in Kirkwall
Added by Alastair on 22 October 2008
Its behind the Orkney Hotel ( Royal Hotel )
Added by Jimmy Johnston on 22 October 2008
It is up the close at 34 Victoria Street behind which is now part of the Orkney Hotel. In the 1940's this was the access stairs to three fsmilies. Top floor Bill Sinclair and the Laughton family, 3rd floor up Mr & Mrs Jim Rosie & family, 2nd floor Mrs Flett a widow wife and the ground floor part of the Royal Hotel Bar.
Added by Edwin Rendall on 22 October 2008
Back of the Orkney Hotel or Old Royal Hotel.
The Wild West bar being the flat roof below.
Added by Magnus Ritch on 22 October 2008
There's obviously been too many starry eyed folk up this lane to fool anybody.
Added by Lyndon Sinclair on 23 October 2008
We reslated the roof's shown while the hotel was undergoing renovations. The spiral staircase was a well used tradesmans material route in for works within. Duncan Gray was our apprentice at the time along with the owners son ross spence they fully understood the phrase "step aerobics" after taking a pallets of plasterboard up the spiral staircase during renovations.

Added by Graham Brough on 31 October 2009
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