Tour the Upper Levels of Orkney's St Magnus Cathedral.

Take a look at the fascinating upper levels of St Magnus Cathedral with special guided tours alongside a cathedral custodian. Explore the history of this beautiful building and see the clock mechanism, as well as a spectacular view of Kirkwall from the base of the spire.

Tours must be booked in advance by calling 01856 874 894. Tour times are as follows:

April to June:

  • Tuesday 1100 and 1400
  • Thursday 1100 and 1400
  • Sunday 1400 and 1545

July and August:

  • Tuesday 1100, 1400 and 1545
  • Thursday 1100, 1400 and 1545
  • Sunday 1400 and 1545

September:

  • Tuesday 1100 and 1400
  • Thursday 1100 and 1400
  • Sunday 1400 and 1545

October to March

  • Thursday 1100 and 1400
  • Saturday 1100 and 1400

Participants must be 12 years or over, and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. The tour costs £9.60 per person and photography is permitted. Masks must be worn unless exempt.

The cathedral will be closed on 25th & 26th December 2022, and 1st & 2nd January 2023. On 31st December 2022 there will be a tour at 11am only. Tour gift vouchers are also available.

You can find out more about the tours from our special blog and video.