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Address: Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX, Scotland
Phone Number: 1856874894
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Very interesting structure in the centre of Kirkwall. Masonry is of a reddish hue and very different to the surrounding historic buildings in the town centre. Free to enter and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Very interesting structure in the centre of Kirkwall. Masonry is of a reddish hue and very different to the surrounding historic buildings in the town centre. Free to enter and explore, there are many early medieval inscriptions within the building. I had not made the connection between the islands and early Arctic (and African) exploration from this tiny group of... More 

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Highland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Sound wonderful, history fascinating, much to be admired---annex had interesting dances, lectures and most welcoming plus a cafe

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Thus is one of the most beautiful buildings I've been in, it is full ot historic story's and information , you could easily lose a couple of hours wandering around here.

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Stunning architecture and a wealth of history it has a singular atmosphere that is so different from cathedrals in England

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Just walked in and looked around the ground floor, absolutely stunning, plenty of information on hand; and of course there is a paid tour offered which also takes u to the upper part of the cathedral. We were advised to go back and look at night as teh whole building is lite up and looks bueatifull

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Incredible place- very impressive. If you are in Kirkwall at all, then I would recommend that you visit this beautiful cathedral.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Visited kirkwall on a criuse around british isles on MV Azores. Nice place, but we managed to get on a tour from bus station/tourist info centre to see much of the island. Very pretty place. Plenty to do while there, will definately go there again. A lot of history. Please try to visit as much as possible, you will not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A wow. No other word for the interior. Huge red sandstone pillars, touches of Moorish striped stone decoration on the arches, Romanesque beauty of form throughout and a fabulous history.A host of poets and writers and explorers interred and remembered: George Mackay Brown, Edwin Muir to name but two. Lovely view of the exterior from the newish Visitor Centre.That entrance... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Excellent place to visit and the guide inside was very informative. Huge amount of history inside and the bell of the Royal Oak.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A total sense here of the weight of worship through the centuries with its massive sandstone columns, in form very similar to Durham Cathedral. Don't miss the font in the area behind the altar. It has pebbles collected by local children, polished and set into the stone of the font. Notice too the workmanship of the modern beautiful nave altar.... More 

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