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Saint Magnus Cathedral

1,856 Reviews

Saint Magnus Cathedral

1,856 Reviews
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Orkney Islands Day Trip from John O'Groats
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Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX Scotland
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5-Day Orkney & Scotland's Northern Coast Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh
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5-Day Orkney & Scotland's Northern Coast Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Experience the mystic and striking beauty of the remote Orkney Islands on this 5-day excursion from Edinburgh. In a small group, journey with your expert guide through the rugged Scottish Highlands, John o'Groats and the wind-swept Orkney archipelago. Enjoy views of the mysterious Loch Ness and Ben Hope Mountain, villages steeped in Viking mystery and landmarks like Stirling Castle and Lamb Holm Italian Chapel. Spend four evenings relaxing in 3-star accommodation.
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Happiness615835 wrote a review Feb 2021
Glasgow, United Kingdom5 contributions
My Mum found St Magnus Cathedral the most lovely in Britain. It isn't very big, but the red and cream sandstones gives it a glow! The West Window (modern) is wonderful - see it at different times of day - and it casts delicate shadows on the floor on the pillars. The 17th/18th century wall memorials (to right as you enter) are very special. Kirkwall & Glasgow are the only Medieval cathedrals not wrecked by Presbyterian hordes and both date from the 12th century. St Magnus escaped by its remoteness, St Mungo was defended by the townsfolk of Glasgow.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Annabella_edinbugh wrote a review Dec 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom17 contributions28 helpful votes
Beautiful inside! When I go to Kirkwall to see my family, I always go here to not only to get some quiet but also, it is lovely! I love lighting candles for my grandad and nana. The reason I don't give 5 bubbles - sometimes the tourists aren't very friendly - but I am very picky!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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unsureof wrote a review Dec 2020
United Kingdom173 contributions79 helpful votes
Must see when in Kirkwall. A quiet place for reflection and worship if that is your thing or just a place that holds a lot of history. Worth a visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
colin w wrote a review Nov 2020
59 contributions11 helpful votes
Amazing that’s is all you need to know. This is a must visit, give your self plenty time to soak it all it. The craftsman ship is stone masons at there best
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Date of experience: November 2020
Brian7392 wrote a review Nov 2020
Milngavie, United Kingdom1290 contributions332 helpful votes
The cathedral is brimming with interesting facts and historical gems. I would recommend as well worth a visit when in Kirkwall.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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