Kirkwall on Foot

Excursion

Free

Duration

1h30

Season

Available all year

Min. number

0 travellers

Booking code

INCL-KWL1


Walking tour from Kirkwall Harbour to St Magnus Cathedral, and Earl’s and bishop’s Palaces ending the tour at Orkney Museum and having free time to enjoy Kirkwall.
  • Leisurely time in Kirkwall.

  • St Magnus Cathedral.

  • Earl’s and Bishop’s Palace.

  • Orkney Museum.


You depart on foot with your guide from the picturesque harbour in Kirkwall and stroll along the ancient shoreline of Kirkwall that dates to when the town was first founded by the Vikings.  The shoreline is now a lovely flag stoned street which runs from the harbour to the centre of the town.  En-route you shall hear stories of times gone by in Kirkwall.   

Arriving at St Magnus Cathedral, a beautiful red and yellow sandstone building which dominates the skyline of Kirkwall, join your guide for a more in-depth visit.  Tour the interior of the cathedral and learn about its 850-year history.  Next, you visit the neighbouring Earl’s and Bishop’s Palaces, once belonging to Earl Patrick Stewart, who had the Earl’s palace built using forced labour.  Your walking tour ends at the Orkney Museum and there is free time to visit the museum, browse the shops and stroll back to your ship at your leisure.

Practical information

Practical information: 

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

  • Walking information: This is a walking tour and guests will be walking for the majority of the duration of the tour.

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.