Saints and Stones: Bishop's Palace (Kirkwall)

The Bishop's Palace in Kirkwall was built at the same time as the adjacent St. Magnus Cathedral in the center of Kirkwall was being constructed.

It housed the cathedral's first bishop, William the Old of the Norwegian Catholic church, who took his authority from the Archbishop of Trondheim in Norway.

Originally, it possessed a large rectangular hall above store rooms and a tower house as the Bishop's private residence.

About the Bishop's Palace

Historic Scotland: Bishop's and Earl's Palaces, Kirkwall
Undiscovered Scotland: Bishop's and Earl's Palaces
Orkneyjar: Bishop's Palace, Kirkwall
Wikipedia: Bishop's Palace, Kirkwall

Journey to the Bishop's Palace

The Bishop's Palace is located across the street from St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland.

Ordnance Survey Map (HY448108)

Visitors Information

Visitors information on may be found at the Historic Scotland Bishop's and Earl's Palaces, Kirkwall website. General tourist information may be found on the Visit Orkney website.

Additional Photos of the Bishop's Palace

Historic Scotland Plaque for the Bishop's Palace
Descriptive Sign at the Bishop's Palace
Exterior View of the Bishop's Palace
Close-Up of Tower
Interior of Bishop's Palace
Wall of Interior

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