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    Earls Palace Information

    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


    Light rain today, with high temperatures rising to 15°C next Monday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the morning and breezy starting in the afternoon.
     
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    Wednesday, May 23rd
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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