St Magnus Cathedral
Constructed from local red sandstone, Kirkwall's centrepiece, dating from the early 12th century, is among Scotland's most interesting...
In a former merchant’s house, is this labyrinthine display. It has an overview of Orcadian history and prehistory, including Pictish...
St Magnus Café
Old-fashioned food hall serving cheap, honest food such as toasties and bacon rolls.
Lonely Planet review
Part music shop and part cafe, Kirkwall’s best coffee-stop sits alongside the cathedral, and bravely puts tables outside at the slightest threat of sunshine. It’s a relaxed spot, good for morning-after debriefing, a quiet Orkney ale, or lunchtime panini and musically-named sandwiches (plus the cheese-and-mushroom Skara Brie). It’s a local folk-musicians' centre, with regular evening sessions.