Bishop & Earls Palace, Kirkwall

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  • Really nice you can get up high as there are still stairs. Make sure you go to both sides of the road to the bishops palace too!  more »
  • Could have been brought to Life better with an audio tour. Bit flat and would have been disappointed if had paid a lot of money for a tour to include this.  more »
  • Went to this palace and the Bishop's Palace across the road with one ticket. The palace itself us beautiful with lots of rooms to explore and the unformation boards helped me explain to the kids tge h...  more »
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  • Very interesting to learn anyone Patrick Stewart and the palace in Kirkwall. Worth the price of admission for sure.
  • An atmospheric and photogenic ruin with some interesting history.
  • The Earl's Palace dates back to the 1600's, built on/around the Bishop's Palace from the 1100's. Very interesting glimpse into how they lived in these 2 different periods. There's an entry fee (for the Earl's and Bishop's Palace together), but it's included in the Orkney Explorer pass (worth taking if you plan to visit at least 2-3 sites during your stay -- which you should!).
  • A nice place to see.
  • Great look through history

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