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Address: Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX, Scotland
Phone Number: 1856874894
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This magnificent cathedral dominates this small but lovely city and is a beautiful rosy red colour. There is lots to see inside with many interesting memorials and architectural... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This magnificent cathedral dominates this small but lovely city and is a beautiful rosy red colour. There is lots to see inside with many interesting memorials and architectural features. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This Cathedral is a must see in Orkney. Hard to imagine that it was built by the Vikings almost a thousand years ago. Very peaceful and full of history. Lovely place to visit.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Visited on a bright sunny day - the stained glass windows were illuminated by the sunlight and the colours projected onto the stone columns. Informative guide book. While there are steps up to the main entrance at the front of the building, there is a level surface approach to a side door which is signposted and is suitable for wheelchairs.

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This place is a must for all tourists who come to visit Kirkwall. The Cathedral offers a tour which allows you to see all the levels of the place (not normally able to access), you pay £7.25 per person and it takes roughly 1.5 hours but it's so worth it - you learn a lot of the history plus once... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Quite stunning especially as on the day I visited the sun was illuminating the stained glass. Knowing the date of construction this is an astonishing building and well worth a visit

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Saitn Magnus is Britain's most northerly cathedral and is one of the best. With an oscillating red and yellow sandstone giving it a distinctive identity, this is the building that is tallest, richest in stories and stands out for all the right reasons. Originating in the 12th century when the viking, Earl Rognvald founded the Cathedral in honour of his... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is a grand and imposing cathedral but it retains its warmth and charm. Well worth a visit and very central to most places in Kirkwall so easily accessed.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This delightful and unique Cathedral offers bi weekly tours (winter timetable) at a small cost (around £7). It lasted around an hour and a half and showed all the hidden delights of the building. The tour guide was extreemly knowledgable and pointed out lots of interesting features of the building impossble to spot otherwise. The view from the top of... More 

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Stunning building with a great history. Lovely atmosphere inside and even better during the festive period.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

well worth a visit, but slightly inaccessible because of difficulty parking. We parked over a kilometre away and got lost going to the cathedral, and then couldn't find where we had parked! And this in the low season (February), but well worth doing.

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