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Kirkwall Walks with Graham

Do you know the story of Kirkwall, my home town, spans a thousand years? Join me for a guided walk, where we can explore together the history and culture of Kirkwall’s ancient streets, as well as pick up tales of Kings and Earls, Pirates and Witches.

Why take a tour with Graham? As a local “Kirkwallian”, and with nearly 20 years experience working in Orkney as a high school History teacher, I am uniquely placed to share my passion for and knowledge of Kirkwall with you. We will start at the harbour and make our way into the narrow streets of the Old Burgh where you will hear stories about Viking Earls and the dreaded Press Gangs. You will hear about the epic Ba game which is played through the streets of Kirkwall each Christmas and New Years day. The tour will end with a guided tour of the magnificent St Magnus Cathedral.

Price on Request

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

April — December

Contact details

Kirkwall Walks with Graham

Four seasons
Carness Road
united kingdom

Tour information


  • Kirkwall
  • Orkney




  • Walking


  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English


  • History
Kirkwall Walks with Graham

Tour company information

Kirkwall Walks with Graham

Kirkwall Walks is a guided walking tour through the streets of Kirkwall with local History teacher, Graham Shearer. Join me so we can explore together the history and culture of Kirkwall’s ancient streets, as well as pick up tales of Kings and Earls, Pirates, Witches and Lairds, the Ba, Cathedral, and Palaces. In my spare time, I am a volunteer coach at Orkney Athletic and Running club. Support me in helping young people fulfil their potential. All donations from this tour will help the club to provide opportunities for Orkney’s young athletes.

Opening times

School term : weekends- Sat/Sun: tour dept time by arrangement
Summer holidays: all week (July-August): tour dept time by arrangement

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