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Saint Magnus Cathedral

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Address: Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX, Scotland
Phone Number: 441856874894
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A floral extravaganza!

The Cathedral is absolutely beautiful, and we loved the Flower Festival based on childrens books. It was a stunning display an an amazing setting. A really blessed experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Montrose, United Kingdom
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Montrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Cathedral is absolutely beautiful, and we loved the Flower Festival based on childrens books. It was a stunning display an an amazing setting. A really blessed experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very interesting structure with the largest pillars used to support the roof. An unusual building the sadly closed at 5:00 when we were there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were so lucky to visit the Cathedral on the first day of its flower festival. The exhibits were all themed as Children's books/nursery rhymes and the colours and scent were remarkable, but did not distract the visitor from the stunning Cathedral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We thought we'd drop in and we're not disappointed. Many tombstones dating back to mid 1600s and various features that rank this above average - all this over and above fab architecture. Do visit it

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Open during the day, has toilets and ideal if raining. Free to enter, has interesting historical features to view.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Would it be unkind to say I wasn't very taken with the Cathedral from the outside? - but I had no idea what was awaiting me inside. The Cathedral is absolutely stunning, full of interesting architectural and historical details large and small, from the soaring vaulted roof to the carved animals on the choir stalls. Think of a red sandstone... More 

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Shotts, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful Cathedrals we have visited both from a historical and religious point of view. Please if you visit ,respect the fact that this is still a place of worship ,and is used for services ,weddings & funerals. Despite this some visitors recently interrupted a funeral service and took selfies with the family and the coffin. This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The cathedral stands in the middle of Kirkwall and even if impressive, when going inside I felt a special warmth. Loved to have the explanations of the guide and understand why is so particular and point us the most important things to know : The story of St Magnus, the early building in Romanesque style,the closeness with Norway, the Norwegian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to be here when the flower festival was on and really enjoyed it, but the Cathedral is a must visit regardless. The history and architecture of the building was awesome, from the HMS Royal Oak memorial to the Roman and Pict sections of the building as well as the attached graveyard.

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Thank Denise M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful building with a great deal of spiritual atmosphere. This is the 'jewel in the crown' of the town of Kirkwall and is very well preserved and looked after. A most significant centre of the Christian belief and a testimony to the faith of the people over the generations.

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