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Orkney and Shetland Islands Sights

Earl's Palace

  • Palace Rd. Map It
  • Kirkwall
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Updated 10/09/2013

Fodor's Review

Perhaps the best surviving example of Renaissance architecture in Scotland, this ruined palace was built in 1607 by Patrick Stewart, the much despised (yes, still) Earl of Orkney and Lord of Shetland. There are no tours, so you can explore the palace ruins, including the Great Hall with its large fireplace, at your own pace.

Sight Information

Address:

Palace Rd., Kirkwall, KW15 1PD, Scotland

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Phone:

01856-871918

Sight Details:

  • £4.50, includes Bishop's Palace
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 9:30–5.30; Oct., daily 9:30-4:30

Updated 10/09/2013

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