Get to know the heart of Kirkwall.

Kirkwall on Foot

Join your guide for a walking tour and see some of the highlights of Kirkwall.

Included in your cruise
  • Leisurely time in Kirkwall.
  • St Magnus Cathedral.
  • Earl’s and Bishop’s Palace.
  • Orkney Museum.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking code


  • Please note

    Appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

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, 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: 

  • 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.