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St Magnus Cathedral, built from red and yellow sandstone, is of international significance. This ‘fine minster’ took about 300 years to build, the foundations starting in 1137. It was dedicated to Magnus Erlendsson, Earl of Orkney. He shared the...more
This is a very large, and beautiful building for a population the size of the Orkneys.
Pretty easy parking nearby, set in small but nice gardens.
The colour of the stone used is pretty special, even though there is quite a lot of fretting of...More
This is a magnificent Cathedral and we are very happy that we made the effort to visit. There is a vast amount of history told in the tombstones. The attending staff were very
informative and were happy to answer our questions.
This is a remarkable church, built by Vikings in 1130s and is still going. It belongs to the city and not any particular church and thus escaped the reformation. It is very well preserved and maintained. I urge you to spend a few hours there...More
A warm welcome as I arrived inside the cathedral. I wondered around looking at this building imagining what the people thought of it when it was first erected 800 odd years ago. It certainly hasn't lost any of its wow factor. It is said that...More
Date of Visit: Saturday, Sept 1, 2018
in the centre of town you will find this massive and gorgeous cathedral.
It is a wonderful bit of architecture, and artistry.
You will be in awe of this massive structure.
We were unable to enter the day...More
Far more impressive inside, and the outsides not bad either!
Awesome height and vaulted ceiling.
It is old, the architecture is old (column diameters, Norman arches, layers) but in sandstone feels young - think Liverpool cathedral.
What a lovely cathedral which originally was the most southerly Norwegian cathedral before the Orkneys were given to Scotland as part of a dowry settlement.
The stain glass is beautiful and the wooden carvings a joy to see. The bones of the patron saint are...More
Response from Trisha_Elliott | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t go up. I think they said it was Tuesdays, and so it ended up not fitting with our plans. (A Wednesday to Sunday trip!)
I’ve a feeling it might also be Saturdays too. Just ask, the people are lovely.