St Magnus Cathedral
Founded in 1137 and constructed from local red sandstone, fabulous St Magnus Cathedral is Kirkwall’s centrepiece. The powerful...
Judith Glue Real Food Cafe
At the back of a lively craft shop opposite the cathedral, this cafe serves toothsome sandwiches and salads, as well as daily specials...
Orkney Museum information
Lonely Planet review
Opposite St Magnus Cathedral, in a former merchant’s house, is this labyrinthine display. It has an overview of Orcadian history and prehistory, including Pictish carvings and a display on the Ba’. Most engaging are the last rooms, covering 19th- and 20th-century social history.