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Kirkwall is a picturesque town located on the largest island of the Orkney archipelago in Scotland. Known for its rich history, charming streets, and stunning coastal scenery, Kirkwall is a popular destination for travellers seeking a mix of cultural experiences and natural beauty.

Our FIRST PORT and ISSUES with Dining on AMBASSADOR Ambience

Day 3 was our first port, Kirkwall in Orkney. We visited the town in the morning and walked around some of the historic sights. In the afternoon we went on an organised excursion. We visited the Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae and Skaill House and we blown away by what we found.

The town is home to numerous historical landmarks, the most prominent being St. Magnus Cathedral. This magnificent medieval cathedral, with its distinctive red sandstone exterior and intricate interior, is a testament to Kirkwall's past as a major religious centre. Visitors can explore the cathedral and learn about its fascinating history.

Kirkwall's streets are lined with well-preserved old buildings, including traditional stone houses and charming shops. The town has a vibrant atmosphere, with local pubs, cafes, and restaurants offering delicious cuisine and a chance to experience the warm hospitality of the locals.

One of the highlights of visiting Kirkwall is exploring its ancient sites. The nearby Ring of Brodgar, a Neolithic stone circle, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a must-see attraction. 

Nature enthusiasts will also find plenty to enjoy in Kirkwall. The rugged coastline offers breath-taking views, and there are opportunities for coastal walks and birdwatching. Excursions to nearby islands, such as the uninhabited Hoy Island with its towering sea cliffs, provide a chance to experience the wild beauty of the Orkney Islands.

Overall, Kirkwall offers a unique blend of history, culture, and natural wonders. Whether you're interested in exploring ancient sites, immersing yourself in the local traditions, or simply enjoying the stunning landscapes, Kirkwall is a destination that will leave a lasting impression.

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