The prime object of interest is the cathedral of St Magnus, a stately cruciform red sandstone structure in the severest Norman, with touches of Gothic. It was founded by Jarl Rognvald (Earl Ronald) in 1137 in memory of his uncle Jarl Magnus who was assassinated in the island of Egilshay in 1115, and afterwards canonized and adopted as the patron saint of the Orkneys.
In 1619 and canonized by Gregory XV.
Tried to get him canonized, but Rome objected, and not without reason.
In 1729, and canonized by Clement XII.
She was canonized in 1391 by Pope Boniface IX., and her feast is celebrated on the 9th of October.