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Address: Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX, Scotland
Phone Number: 1856874894
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Best thing to do in Kirkwall

Not much to do in Kirkwall, although just walking around and enjoying the quaintness of the city is pretty neat. At the end of the day, this is just another church. It is free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Not much to do in Kirkwall, although just walking around and enjoying the quaintness of the city is pretty neat. At the end of the day, this is just another church. It is free, and the center of Kirkwall and full of history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If your into history and buildings this is a place to go, To think it was started in 1137 is amazing to think of the skill that was required.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Our informative guide made this a wonderful place to visit. So much to see, and so interesting. We had no idea that Kirkwall had such a marvellous Cathedral with so much going on.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great history. Church is owned by the town and is steeped in tradition and history. It is the landmark in the town and that is where you get your bearings when you walk through the town.

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Piermont, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely old stonework and beautiful stained glass in the heart of Kirkwall. This massive Cathedral with it's arched ceilings, canted pillars, fantastic stonework and old tombs shouldn't be missed. Although we didn't spend as long here as the standing stones and Scara Brae it was well worth a look.

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Thurso, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Such an old Cathedral, its full of interesting information about the Orkney's, it's inhabitants and the religion & practices of years gone by. Too much to assimilate in the time we allocated to it & we will return for a more in depth look at this beautiful building

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A lovely cathedral. We visited the cathedral while on holiday in Kirkwall and it was beautiful to see

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The tomb inscriptions and decoration are like no other I've seen and the font decorated with a polished stone collected by children from each of the inhabited islands is worth seeing. The Cathedral itself is red and white sandstone with massive pillars. An interesting place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I must say, I was surprised at the magnitude of this cathedral on such a small island. You must see it, in fact, you really can't miss it. It dominates the skyline. The church is a red sandstone, which is certainly interesting. I don't think I've seen that before. Across the street, there are ruins of the Bishops palace and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Stunning building filled with historical references and artifacts that serves as a modern day house of worship. Walking through the halls brought much of the history of the area to life. Everywhere we turned offered more stories. Don't miss Saint Magnus when in Kirkwall.

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

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