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“Worth a look” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Bishop's Palace

The Bishop's Palace
Palace Rd., Kirkwall, Scotland
01856 871 918
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Ranked #7 of 8 Attractions in Kirkwall
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Bristol
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Worth a look”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Right by St Magnus Cathedral and Earl's Palace, this is worth a look especially as its free with a Visit Scotland/Orkney Pass. Nice views on different levels, and plenty of info to learn from a guide.

Visited May 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Great ruin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Just across the road from the Earl's Palace this lovely little ruin is 400yrs older than the palace and great place to visit.

Visited May 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Fine old 12th C building.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I visited the Earls and Bishops Palaces in Kirkwall on the same ticket. There is not much to see at the Bishops Palace although you can see the outline structure. I did enjoy the tower it gives you a great view of Kirkwall.

Visited April 2013
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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“The Bishop's Palace”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

The Bishop's Palace is steeped in history and intrigue and you can take all the time you want to explore all the nooks and crannies of the hidden places within the palace.

Visited August 2012
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Moira, United Kingdom
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“Combine with the Earl's Palace and Cathedral for great historics visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The entrance is shared with the Earl's palace part of which was closed for repairs, the Bishop's Palace feels like a castle wih a good tower to climb providing a good vantage point for photos of Kirkwall and the Cathedral. Interesting history of its alterations as you walk through .

Visited September 2012
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