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Follow in the footsteps of ancient Vikings along a historic trail through Kirkwall that was once trodden by these legendary souls. An expert historian will lead this expedition along the famed Viking Capital Trail. Visit the spectacular St. Magnus Cathedral, set in the very heart of Kirkwall. Built in 1137 by the legendary Viking, Earl Rognvald, it’s doors remain open to this day and welcome all who wish to come inside. Continue to the nearby Earl’s Palace, a stunning example of French Renaissance design that hides a terrible epoch in Orkney history when it was ruled by the unscrupulous Stewart Earls. Directly across the way, find the Bishop’s Palace, dating back to the mid-12th century. Journey through the ages on a walk that winds through the epic history of Kirkwall.
Follow the legendary Viking Capital Trail on a panoramic trek through history.
Visit the St. Magnus Cathedral, founded in 1137 by the Viking, Earl Rognvald.
Tour the Earl’s Palace, hailed as the finest example of Renaissance architecture in Scotland.
What to BringShow
KeyCard and photo identification
What to WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Conservative attire required
Guests must be able to walk over uneven surfaces.
Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
No exposed shoulders or knees.
No tank tops or shorts.
Location Kirkwall, Scotland
Tour Code KI18
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