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Saint Magnus Cathedral

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Address: Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX, Scotland
Phone Number: 1856874894
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When the bustle of the town is too much - pop into here

An oasis of a place in the busy town of Kirkwall. Free entry and helpful staff - tours available. - architecture fans will be delighted. go on to the earl's Palace nearby.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

An oasis of a place in the busy town of Kirkwall. Free entry and helpful staff - tours available. - architecture fans will be delighted. go on to the earl's Palace nearby.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The cathedral is a beautiful building, inside and out. It was established by a Viking in the 12th century and then controlled from Norway for centuries before.it became part of Scotland. This long history is reflected inside the cathedral, in its centuries-old gravestones (many brought in to protect them from the fierce weather conditions here), in the masonry and stone... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Peaceful, nothing to dislike. Very beautiful in a simple and understated way, lovely to sit and reflect.

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Northern Norway, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very "Norwegian" Cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney Islands. The islands were on ce norwegian, and the viking presence is everywhere. Even the streets and hotels have norwegian names, such as King Harald street etc. The cathedral itself is in gothic style and is very large compared to the relatively small population in Kirkwall. A must do!

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Dumfries
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Simply wonderful. Spiritual, historic and wonderful red sandstone. Shop in it too.It is a little hidden in the town but when you get near it dominates its surroundings.

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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Although we did not go into the Cathedral. We went to the Museum opposite, but on our next visit we will venture to the Cathedral. As we were told by our friends who live in Sandwick well worth a visit.

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Dingwall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

An interesting and beautiful building. Stained glass, fine stonework showing masons' marks. good interpretation. Look out for the panels telling the story of Saint Magnus. You can wander around for free, but leave a donation if you like. Tours can be booked for a fee on Tuesdays and Thursday

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful peaceful environment.I attended the Magnus Festival service where 2 flautists from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra played during the service.It is also a venue for some of the concerts during the festival.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great old building to see very quiet building Lots of history in building Will return again on next visit to Kirkwall

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This church has been added on to during the ages. The color of the stones used in building the church reflect the raw beauty of the Orkney Islands. Great way to learn the history of this area is to walk thru this church.

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Address: Address: Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX, Scotland
Phone Number: 1856874894
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Kirkwall

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