A 52-room 19th century castle hotel on the Orkney isle of Shapinsay is up for sale at £2.7m. On a 770-acre estate, it is reputed to be “the most northerly castle hotel in the world”. A rare example of a “calendar house”, it was built in 1847 to contain seven turrets for the days of the week, 12 exterior doors for the months, 52 rooms for the weeks and 365 panes of glass for the days of the year. The Daily Telegraph 13/09/08 page 10