Earls Palace

Earl’s Palace is a ruined palace close to St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney.

Described as a fine example of French Renaissance architecture in Scotland, the palace was built by Patrick Stewart, the 2nd Earl of Orkney, in the early 1600s after he decided that the Bishop’s Palace accommodation wasn’t adequate for his needs.

The palace fell into ruin in the 18th century and visitors can still see much of the stonework, which gives a glimpse of its former splendour. Open from April to October.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Mar 24partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.8℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (E)
Saturday, Mar 25cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 5.2℃ with wind speed 10.5 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Mar 26partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.3℃ to 2.7℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (NNE)
Monday, Mar 27partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.2℃ to 1.8℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (NNW)
Tuesday, Mar 28lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 1.9℃ to 3.2℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Mar 29lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 5.1℃ with wind speed 7.5 m/sec (ESE)

Mainland weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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