Orkney Islands

Kirkwall

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Kirkwall
The Essential
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Kirkwall stands at the northern tip of the Kirkwall-Scapa Isthmus linking the island's eastern and western parts. The town, dominated by its splendid 800-year old cathedral, stretches up the hillside from the harbour. Kirkwall has always been the island's main settlement and was formerly a Viking trading post. Today, it is both the island's capital and commercial centre.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Kirkwall

St Magnus Cathedral St Magnus Cathedral
St Magnus Cathedral
Kirkwall
0:30
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0:30
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Western Mainland
Kirkwall
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Maeshowe Cairn
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1:00
The Orkney Museum
The Orkney Museum
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1:30
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Stromness Museum
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