Bishop’s and Earl’s Palaces, Kirkwall

Watergate, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1PD

01856 871 918

Plan your visit

All areas of this site will be open with the exception of the upper floor of Great Hall and Laird's' bedchamber (Earl's Palace) and the upper level of Moosie Tower (Bishop's Palace). 

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We recommend booking online in advance to guarantee entry.

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Face coverings

In line with Scottish Government guidance, we strongly encourage visitors to continue to wear face coverings in interior spaces.

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Opening times

We recommend booking online in advance to guarantee entry.

1 Apr to 30 Sept: 
Sun to Fri, 9.30 to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

Sat, 10am to 5pm
Last entry 4.30pm

Closed for lunch 12 noon to 1pm.


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