Magnificent cathedral a must when visiting Orkney beautiful windows Many old tombs just a wonderful,place to visit
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While waiting for our driver, we wandered into St. Magnus Cathedral. A true and wonderful find. The history and the architecture made it worthwhile and the self guided tour highlighted the key points. Such a historic site. Do not miss it if you are in...More
While small compared to other Cathedrals throughout Europe it is amazingly large for such a remote area and population size. It's history is interesting and the architecture has a different feel than many other places. Worth a stop and visit when you are strolling through...More
Some places and spaces are just special. This is one of them. It is not the kind of place where you have to rely on the staff, but if you do need the custodians, they couldn't me more helpful or knowledgeable.
This fascinating small "cathedral" dates back to the beginning of the 12th century and is dedicated to the Martyr of St Magnus. It is built in Romanesque and Norman style with heavy stone pillars that give it a bit of a claustrophobic feel. The nave...More
I have visited many of the UK cathedrals- Wells, Coventry, Canterbury, Salisbury-, but St. Magnus ranks near the top with its diverse and rich history. I would have thought that the red sand stone would have been much more vulnerable to weathering, but it has...More
has some interesting history. If you are into churches you will probably want to visit. large old cemetery, though no really old headstones that I could find.
loved this church - I am not religious, but this place is special & beautiful. the workmanship is good & unusual too. lots of 17c gravestones with inscriptions explained, tis a special place
Take a walk around and be sure to read the memorial plaques--despite some spelling changes you can read the Old English. The architecture is transitional between Romanesque and Gothic, and it's huge for the size of the town.
Another example of... "They don't build them like that any more." Well worth a visit...if only to see the quality of workmanship from a byegone age.