Get to know the heart of Kirkwall.

Kirkwall on Foot

Take a tour of Kirkwall, the capital of Orkney and home to Scotland’s ‘most beautiful high street’.

Included in your voyage
  • Join a guided walk of Viking-influenced Kirkwall, with its charming and colorful harbor.
  • Admire Romanesque architecture on a tour of the 850-year-old St. Magnus Cathedral and see the Bishop’s and Earl’s Palaces.
  • Visit Orkney Museum and learn about the area’s history through exhibitions and displays of artifacts.
  • Stroll through the historic town center with its independent shops, artisanal boutiques, and cafés.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

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  • Notices

    Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

Scotland’s Viking spirit

Your guided walk begins at Kirkwall’s colorful harbor. A royal burgh since 1486, Kirkwall was founded by the Vikings. Visit St. Magnus Cathedral, a statuesque sandstone building that dominates the town’s skyline. Learn about Kirkwall’s fascinating history as you tour the Bishop’s and Earl’s Palaces and the Orkney Museum. Then browse the boutiques and craft shops on the main street.

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