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Address: Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX, Scotland
Phone Number: 1856874894
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Lovely cathedral

A positively lovely cathedral in Kirkwall. Fascinating tomb inscriptions in Old English instead of Latin so you are able to understand them. An absolute find!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

A positively lovely cathedral in Kirkwall. Fascinating tomb inscriptions in Old English instead of Latin so you are able to understand them. An absolute find!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I advise you to visit this amazing, beautiful cathedral, it has lots of history and amazing architecture. It's lovely to sit and pray, or just contemplate in the serene, quiet and beautiful surroundings.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The stonework , woodwork and marble are all amazing. This is really a special place to visit. Note: if you want to see a 15 minute video before touring, there is an admission fee. But you can just walk in the front door for free and do your own tour ( I do recommend making a donation though)

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Nowra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This cathedral is very impressive. It links the Orkney Islands with its Norwegian heritage. The inside is awe-inspiring. There are numerous grave markers that have been translated which make for interesting reading. There was an organist playing while we were inside the Cathedral and this just added to the atmosphere of the place. Unlike other cathedrals there was no limit... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The architecture of the cathedral is stunningly beautiful and it is a nice place to escape the noise of the high street and sit in thoughtful silence for a few minutes. There is a lot of history to be learned here, and the guides are very helpful and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very atmospheric place and definitely a must if in Kirkwall. Interesting info signs as you walk around the cathedral.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The cathedral is beautiful, but for an experience of a life-time, book in to see the upper levels tour. You can book at the custodian's office and it costs 7.50 per person but is worth every penny. Our guide, was so helpful, thoughtful and well informed and it made the history of the cathedral come alive. It felt like such... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Have seen it a number of times now, and can quite honestly say, and this is a big call, it is in my time 5 Cathedrals' in the world, it is magnificent, and very unique, I accidently lose hours there every time I go, an Orkadian MUST-SEE, and there are lots of them!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I had some time to kill while waiting for a bus. I wandered into the cathedral and discovered a gem. I almost missed the bus as there was so much to be explored within both the interior and the graveyard of the cathedral.

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

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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