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St Magnus Cathedral, built from red and yellow sandstone, is of international significance. This ‘fine minster’ took about 300 years to build, the foundations starting in 1137. It was dedicated to Magnus Erlendsson, Earl of Orkney. He shared the...more
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We had some moments of solitude in this historic building
Visitors all came in and went pointing to the leaning pillars
But the building has stood for hundreds of years even with the weathered exterior
The music on Sundays is second to none and I...More
This Cathedral is worth a visit the architecture inside is wonderful.the tile floor appears to be classic minton. The ambiance of the interior is wonderful and very peaceful.
I shall visit again for the peace and quiet of a busy little town.
This cathedral was founded by a Viking, Earl Rognvald in 1137. It was named for his uncle who was martyred on Orkney. The building is magnificent. It is part of the Church of Scotland, but it is open to all. The walls are extremely thick...More