St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney (i)

The first day we visited Kirkwall, Orkney’s biggest town, was quite rainy, which was why we chose to go there as we hoped to be able to nip in and out of shops as necessary.

St Magnus Cathedral, Britain’s most northerly, was built in memory of St Magnus and to hold his relics.

It dominates the skyline of Kirkwall and is impressive from close up:-

St Magnus Cathedral

This angle shows Kirkwall’s War Memorial arch to the left:-

St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney

Cathedral from churchyard behind:-

St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, from Churchyard

Cathedral side door:-

St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Side Door

The interior is also impressive, monumental but somehow on a human scale.

Ceiling and window behind altar:-

Ceiling, St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney

Stained glass window above main entrance:-

Stained Glass Window, St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney

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  1. Peggy

    Gorgeous building, Jack. I think the rain gave it atmosphere!

  2. jackdeighton

    Peggy,
    It’s fantastic. Great inside too – more to come of that.

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