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“Historic and beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Earl's Palace

The Earl's Palace
Palace Rd, Kirkwall, Scotland
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Ranked #6 of 8 Attractions in Kirkwall
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
“Historic and beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

A lovely place to visit! The courtyard and well were truely lovely!
Took lots of pictures of the Palace and tried to imagine the people milling around in days gone bye was not hard it is very atmospheric!

Visited October 2012
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Moira, United Kingdom
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215 reviews 215 reviews
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
“Great site with Bishop's Palace and Cathedral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Entrance is combined with the Bishop's palace across the road which makes a very interesting visit, A lot of the Earl's palace was cordoned off for repairs but there were still some dark and atmospheric rooms to visit, the bishops palace feels more like a castle.. Not a great deal of information available or staff to help with any questions, but combined with the Bishop's palace and the Cathedral opposite the whole area is a great historical site.
Entrance is free to English Heritage members.

Visited September 2012
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Orkney
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Wake up Historic Scotland!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Not a good advertisement for the Historic Scotland Brand with poor interpretation boards less than helpful staff and not really representing value for money for the entrance fee.

Visited September 2012
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London
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“Under Repair”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

clear information boards and a lot to see. Unfortunately, on our visit it was half closed off as scaffolding was being erected. Necessary but annoying

Visited September 2012
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“A Place to Imagine the Past”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

A nice walk around with imformative placards along the way. These ruins would be a child's delight. Dream of yesteryear ! ! !

Visited August 2012
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