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Saint Magnus Cathedral

Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX, Scotland
1856874894
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Kirkwall
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

St. Magnus offers tours, and we highly recommend that you schedule one. I particularly like to see the stone masons' marks, and they are hard to find without guidance. Also, if you want to go up "to the top" you can only go with a guide. This is not for the unfit or claustrophobic - but definitely worth the climb.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

St. Magnus Cathedral was one of the reasons why I visited Orkney. On the afternoon of my arrival in Kirkwall I went to visit St. Magnus. I had booked in for the 2pm Cathedral tower tour. This was booked before I left Australia. The tour was very informative. We were taken into the upper galleries of the Cathedral. We had... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lot of history here. Go inside and research the available displays. be sure to visit the gravestones too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Amazing and parishioners were very welcoming, A gem. Attended a service there. Impressive-a must see

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Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

There is a short film on the history at the visitor centre that is should be seen before visiting the cathedral. The Cathedral itself is beautiful and peaceful.

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

While not as grand as some cathedrals, being smaller and less lavish, Saint Magnus more than makes up for this with the wonderful history and associated stories. Allow an hour or two just to wander around.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a place you can't afford to miss when you go visit Kirkwall. The building is magnificent and oozes history. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

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pinner
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This was a great tour of the upstairs area of the Cathedral. You see things from a different perspective, hear about the history and climb up to the very top. Not for those who don't like heights or rickerty stairs, but we were warned. Excellent experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

It was a great venue to visit, especially when they had the reading of Njal Saga and choir singing. A beautiful historic site that must be visited, especially the centre next to it

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Luanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Pick up the free leaflet inside as you start, not just before you leave!! I saw lots but the leaflet explains a lot more.

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Additional Information about Saint Magnus Cathedral

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

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