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 8.9℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (S)
Friday, Dec 02lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 9.4℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (S)
Saturday, Dec 03rain
Expect a temp in the range 7.8℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 7.5 m/sec (S)
Sunday, Dec 04lightrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (SE)
Monday, Dec 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Dec 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (NNE)
Wednesday, Dec 07cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.5℃ to 4.4℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (N)

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