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Things to do in Kirkwall

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The top 14 attractions in Kirkwall

Cathedrals in Kirkwall
St. Magnus Cathedral (Orkney Islands - Stage 6a)
This cathedral, which is known by the locals as "The Northern Light, was founded in 1137 by Earl Rognvald-Hali, who happened to be
Palaces in Kirkwall
Palace of the Count (Orkney Islands - Stage 6 C)
Next to the cathedral and the bishop's mansion is where you'll find the Palace of the Count (Count Patrick, to be exact). It was a
Bays in Kirkwall
Newark Bay
So far, all over Orkney most people have focused on the main island or Mainland, in the area known as West Mainland. This is the f
Cities in Kirkwall
Kirkwall (Orkney Islands - Stage 6)
With a population of just 9,000 inhabitants, it's hard to believe that Kirkwall is the largest city and the capital of the Orkney
Palaces in Kirkwall
Palace House Bishop (Orkney Islands- Stage 6b)
Next to the cathedral (as in other medieval locations) are the buildings that most represent the history of the city, such is the
Churches in Kirkwall
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
In 1942 during World War II, 550 Italian soldiers who had fought in Africa were captured and sent to Lamb Holme in Orkney. As pris
Nature Reserves in Kirkwall
Deerness Peninsula
At the east end of East Mainland is where you can find Deerness Peninsula. It's a place that's virtually uninhabited, where we see
Bays in Kirkwall
Echnaloch Bay
On Burray island, along the road that connects to the main island, there is a small bay called Echnaloch. It's representative of t
Of Touristic Interest in Kirkwall
Landscapes of Orkney
This was pretty much the end of our awesome Orkney getaway after spending a week there, more or less. The latter collects images o
Islands in Kirkwall
Orcadas Islands
The Orkney Islands form an archipelago of about 70 islands of which only 20 are inhabited, they are off the north coast of Scotlan
Islands in Kirkwall
Today's Island (Orcadas Islands - Part 3)
Once aboard the Hamnavoe, after a short sail we had our first visual contact of Orkney, with the cliffs of the west coast of the i
Archaeological Sites in Kirkwall
Tomb of the Eagles
The Tomb of the Eagles south of the island, in South Ronaldsay, is perhaps the best preserved site on the island. It owes its name
Of Cultural Interest in Kirkwall
Highland Park Distillery
Founded in 1798, this distillery boasts that it makes the best single malt whisky in the world. It and the Scapa Distillery are th
Cemeteries in Kirkwall
Cementerio de San Magnus
In front of the beautiful Cathedral of Saint Magnus is the wonderful cemetery of the same name. It is a quiet place where you can
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