St Magnus Cathedral



Head north for a weekend break or a holiday in Kirkwall. There are plenty of things to do here, from the ancient cathedral and Viking heritage to shopping and art, not forgetting stunning accommodation. You'll enjoy incredible landscapes with an abundance of wildlife and historic attractions nearby. 

Discover Kirkwall in Orkney and find holiday ideas including information on things to do, how to get there, Kirkwall map and more.

Travel to and around Kirkwall

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