St Magnus CathedralJuly 23, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C
We had booked for an 11 am tour of St Magnus Cathedral. The cathedral is named after a Norwegian Earl of Orkney Magnus who was killed in 1116. Construction was started in 1137 & added to over the next 300 years.
The tour was excellent. It covered 6 upper floors. Lots of small twisty stairwells. Lots of old artefacts. We stopped a floor below the belfry to hear the 12 o' clock chimes then went up to see the bells. Ended up on the outside balcony above the bells. The views over Kirkwall were amazing.
Sarah & I went down to Yesnaby to see a Stack at the coast. The coastline was rugged and impressive but we didn't find the stack. We detoured via Orkney brewery on the way back. Hoping to fit in a tour some time.Read more