Interesting history and great ruined palace with more to explore than looks from the outside. Kids will enjoy going up and down the stairs and exploring the nooks and crannies. Adults should enjoy the information around the palace and in the cellar display. Closes end of September.
Incredible ruins architecturally and historically! The Stuarts were here and not very kindly thought of. They were both eventually put to death in England.
Very interesting ruins/castle. Lots of history and very much worth the hour or so it takes to wander it. Easy walking and quite a few nooks and hideaways that my 13 year old wanted to explore.
This is a great building with fantastic history. Worth visiting in conjunction with the other close by historic buildings of the Bishops Palace(same entrance ticket) and the cathedral ( free to the main building)
The Earl's Palac belonged to Patrick, Earl of Orkney. He was known as ‘Black Patie’, as he was a tyrant. Patrick ruled the Northern Isles with an iron fist from 1592 until he was executed 23 years later. The ruins are interesting but the story behind them even more so.
This castle is set in lovely grounds. Very ancient it has pretty turrets and bays which look like a film set. You are able to walk inside and out, and is exciting for children and adults alike. A little information cabin nearby, sells small items and lovely Orkney ice cream. Worth a visit.
Quite a substantial part of the building left and easy to visualise how it would have looked in the 1600s, it still has some of the turrets surviving and you can climb the stairs almost to the top of the building. Some great storyboards help with the architecture.