Visit The Earl’s Palace
This building ranks among the most well-preserved structures from the early medieval period, together with St Magnus Cathedral’s main building. Its street plan is also characteristic of medieval times.
Added only much later, in the early 1600s, was the ornate Earl’s Palace. The ‘Palace of the Yards’ was the ambitious goal of Patrick Stewart, Earl of Orkney, who planned to incorporate the Bishop’s Palace into his palace complex.