Historical and well worth a visit. If you are there around Christmas there are a number of choral presentations.
About Saint Magnus Cathedral
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The cathedral is quite stunning, either in or out. Sadly, the sandstone exterior carvings have suffered from the rains, but then I would too, if I had to stand outside for 800 years! I have not taken the guided tour up into the gallery of...More
This cathedral is set in the heart of Kirkwall and is a must when visiting due to the the beautiful architecture, sandstone, stained glass windows and all the history which goes with the building.
This Cathedral is the central place in Kirkwall as it has been for centuries. The interior is a must see, and the burial areas are interesting, even if you are not a taphophile. Parades and events are conducted in the square just below the front...More
Wow! Amazing architecture and history, easily accessible and just totally beautiful. A real gem that is available to everyone.
An amazing cathedral. We did a self tour (be sure to grab a pamphlet to highlight areas of interest) which was fine for us as we didn't have much time. I was in awe at the details, and the history.
I love the ruggedness of this place, and the beauty of its red stone. Its intimate, and fits in so well with the surrounding ruins and active life of Kirkwall. I like staying at B&Bs within a few steps of the Cathedral, and waking up...More
Just across from the ruins of the Bishop's and Earl's Palaces, stands St. Magnus Cathedral. Be sure to pick up a brochure on the cathedral so you will not miss all the historic features. There is a memorial to Dr. John Rae who discovered the...More
St. Magnus is an awe inspiring example of Norwegian influence on the Orkneys. Tall and thick standing against a constant wind. Still functional we witnessed a beautiful Scottish wedding Piper and all. The inside reflects the pride the Orcadians have in maintaining the history while...More
We had only an hour in town so I was on the hunt for a special restaurant for lunch and didn't stick around for a tour of the church. It is beautiful and would encourage others to at least walk in ad be inspired with...More