St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland is over 870 years old, built of local polychromatic sandstone in Norman architecture, by Vikings!
Contributor:Susan Heller / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:3621 x 5431 px | 30.7 x 46 cm | 12.1 x 18.1 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:22 September 2018
Location:Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, UK
Amazingly, this cathedral was built by Vikings! It's long history begins over 870 years ago as a repository for the bones and relics of St. Magnus, an earl murdered by his cousin about 1117. When I first went into it, DURHAM passed immediately through my mind as I viewed the construction. It is thought that possibly stone masons who had trained at Durham were hired to do St. Magnum. Both are massive stone Cathedrals of similar style.