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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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Only had a short time here as stopped off on way back to ferry. Centrally located in the middle of Kirkwall. Stunning stain glass windows and amazing columns . So much work over such a long period of time to create such a beautiful building....More
Left over from the middle ages? What a beautiful cathedral. It was actually begun in 1137 and added to over thew next 300 years. Just to stand in a building that old and think of it's beginning is inspiring. The stained glass and columns are...More
The building is a fine example of a Romano-Gothic Cathedral.
In 2007, the Cathedral was highly commended for the ‘Best Historic Attraction – Cathedral/Abbey’ award from the Icons of Scotland magazine.
Tours of the upper levels of the Cathedral are available on Thursdays and Saturdays...More
This mediëval cathedral is a must see in Orkney. It's location is very nice, in the town center. Inside it is quite dark because of the thick walls and pillars, but also very quiet and sacred. A nice place to just sit and relax for...More
Response from Trisha_Elliott | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t go up. I think they said it was Tuesdays, and so it ended up not fitting with our plans. (A Wednesday to Sunday trip!)
I’ve a feeling it might also be Saturdays too. Just ask, the people are lovely.