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A Legacy of Love

“I opened a book and in I strode. Now nobody can find me. I’ve left my chair, my house, my road, My... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
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The most amazing place, an absolute hidden gem

The definition of a 'hidden gem'... it's so easy to miss Betty's Reading Room unless someone's told... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Drew S
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Sep 9, 2018
“A Legacy of Love”
Jun 24, 2018
“The most amazing place, an absolute hidden gem”
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Tingwall | Orkney, Tingwall, Scotland
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

“I opened a book and in I strode. Now nobody can find me. I’ve left my chair, my house, my road, My town and my world behind.” Those are the words that greeted me when I entered Betty’s Reading Room. I felt the presence of...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2018

The definition of a 'hidden gem'... it's so easy to miss Betty's Reading Room unless someone's told you about it - we were staying overnight in our camper van by the harbour in Tingwall... we'd driven straight past it without knowing what it was, and...More

Thank Drew S
Reviewed May 10, 2018

This is tingwall in Orkney, the map show it as tingwall in Shetland, no wonder I couldn't find it. The "moderators" or whoever verifies these reviews really need to try checking these things

3  Thank shetlender
Reviewed September 6, 2017

I did not really want to review this as I want to keep it to myself. It is a converted barn, in memory of a lady called Betty. Inside the walls are crammed with books, comfy sofas to relax on and even a bed and...More

Thank peediequine
Reviewed March 27, 2016

Although we had heard about the reading room on the radio we chanced upon when walking to Tingwall pier. A lovely idea beautifully executed.

2  Thank angust
Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a very special place and not to be rated as a business (as it is definitely not!). It is more of a sanctuary in memory of a very special friend but if you are world weary do give your self a treat and...More

4  Thank Alexia48
Reviewed July 10, 2015

There's not a lot to do at the ferry terminal at Tingwall, so as you wander around, it's a real delight to find a little sign leading you around the back of a stone building and inviting you to step inside. There's a roomful of...More

5  Thank EmAi796
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