The Earl's Palace (Kirkwall) Reviews
Description:Historic Earl's palace in Kirkwall, Orkney
Newest Review: ... the two Explorer passes, we didn't hand over any money at the ticket desk. From the outside, despite being in ruins, the building is still very imposing. It has a lot of turrets and corbelled windows, and it is easy to see the Earl's intention of displaying his power and wealth. There is a large area of lawn around the building, which must have been pleasant for a stroll when the building ... more
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by - written on 17/08/10 (Very useful, 63 readings)
The Earl's Palace is located in the heart of Kirkwall, next to St Magnus Cathedral. It was built around 1606 by the infamous Patrick, Earl of Orkney, known for his cruelty. The Palace now stands in ruins, managed by Historic Scotland. Entry is adult £3.70, child £2.20, and concession £3.00 - this gives you a joint ticket for the Earl's Palace and the adjacent Bishop's Palace. We used our Orkney Explorer passes. The building is not wheelchair accessible, so we couldn't borrow one for my mum, but the nice lady at the desk still gave us one free entry for a carer - so along with the two Explorer passes, we didn't hand over any money at the ticket ... Read the complete review
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