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Saint Magnus Cathedral

Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX, Scotland
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Kirkwall
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Orkney
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

However short your visit to Orkney don't miss St Magnus. It is full of interesting things to see and the warm red sandstone invites you in. If possible get a tour from the cathedral guides, they can show you the stuff you might not notice and they are full of stories. I've done a tour up into the tower and... More

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Spent a fantastic few hours visiting this lovely cathedral Orkney is so lucky to have this in the centre of kirkwall ,had a memorable time,

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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The church in very good conditions and with a scandinavian/protestant character. It is one of the historical highlights of Krikwall city centre.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is an impressive building, and well worth a visit. There are tours available on certain days, but it is worth going there just to have a look round on your own.

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20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

archetuture and appreciation by Kirkwall folks for their pride of place and history, really interesting, including tomb stone slabs preserved in the church

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Fort St. John, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Of all the Cathedrales we visited I found this the most beautiful. You will visit the tomb of John Rae the explorer,see the headstones in the walls. It gave me an all around feeling of peace,The red sandstone lights up the walls,and its beauty surrounds you.To know you are standing where common folk have stood for hundreds of years humbles... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Very impressive structure with plenty of history behind it. What was really nice was that one of the staff engaged me in conversation and gave me a quick potted history and then let me out of a locked side door to save me the trouble of retracing my steps.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This place is magical. Like some kind of tardis-like fairytale gingerbread church, St. Magnus' belongs in a Viking children's story. Just go and soak up the atmosphere. You'll find yourself, as I did, popping back in every time you pass.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Beautiful old Cathedral. This is a must see in Orkney and a truly wonderful cathedral to visit. When you go look at the pillars and you will see Viking writings and markings on them. If you can time it right be there when the cathedral bells ring, sounds amazing.

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Sapporo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We happened to visit the cathedral when there was a wedding going on. The building was full of happiness and the bug pipe music. Not quite what was expected to be a 'quiet visit' for prayers but the wedding was so beautiful, the whole place looked magical. We would like to visit next time when there is perhaps a mass... More

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