The Earl's Palace

Located in Kirkwall on the mainland of Orkney, the Earl's Palace was built in the 16th Century for the Stewart Earls. Now lying in ruins, the Palace was regarded as one of the most accomplished pieces of Renaissance architecture to have been built in Scotland. After the executions of Earl Robert and his son Patrick the Palace fell into disrepair. By 1745 the roof had been stripped and the slates sold. It has remained roofless since.

Nearby lie the ruins of the Bishop's Palace and St Magnus Cathedral.

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