Itinerary

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

Today
Expect a temp in the range 13.1℃ to 14.6℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (SE)
Friday, Jul 01
Expect a temp in the range 11.4℃ to 12.5℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (NW)
Saturday, Jul 02
Expect a temp in the range 10.4℃ to 11.7℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Jul 03
Expect a temp in the range 11.4℃ to 11.7℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Jul 04
Expect a temp in the range 10.4℃ to 11.5℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (WSW)
Tuesday, Jul 05
Expect a temp in the range 10.6℃ to 11.5℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Jul 06
Expect a temp in the range 12.4℃ to 12.6℃ with wind speed 8.8 m/sec (W)

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