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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 tomorrow and Friday, with high temperatures bottoming out at 15°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    Thursday, Jul 19th
     Light rain overnight.
     
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      4:33 am    10:05 pm

    Friday, Jul 20th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      4:35 am    10:03 pm
    Saturday, Jul 21st
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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    Sunday, Jul 22nd
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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    Monday, Jul 23rd
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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    Tuesday, Jul 24th
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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    Wednesday, Jul 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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