Not so well preserved as the other palace but was very interesting and informative. Too tired at the end of our day to climb to the top which is a pity. Next time.
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There was a plaque outside this ruin that described somewhat what had happened here. The building itself did not seem as interesting as the Earl's Palace.
This palace was in a lovely short walk from the downtown area of Kirkwall center. Quiet walk across from St Magnas cathedral, where most of the tourists flock. Beautiful retained palace ruins, easy access, and enough left to visualize life there with help of artists...More
It was late in the afternoon when we visited. Our small group was the only people there. It had a serene atmosphere. The view from the top was nice. We had no guide but in each room there was a plaque with a good explanation....More
Beautiful example of how well the Bishop's lived during this period and the power they had over the population. Nice architecture even in it's "ruins" state. Great place to walk through but be careful of the steep stairs and slippery stones when wet.
I would advise people to think about joining Historic Environment Scotland as both the Earls palace & the bishops palace are covered by the membership. In the heart of Kirkwall nest to the cathedral. Dating from the medieval period , it must have been a...More
This is a former old Bishops palace with decent views over Kirkwall, but not really anything else going for it apart from the tower.
Great view from the top of the Tower but I will be writing to Historic Scotland re the inaccuracies of their site drawings
This is entered with the same ticket as the Earl's Palace across the road. There's not so much to explore here, but it is possible to climb the tower, which gives great views across to St Magnus cathedral.