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List of castles in Orkney facts for kids

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This is a list of castles in Orkney.

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Name Type Date Condition Ownership Location Notes Picture
Balfour Castle Historic house 1847 Occupied Private Shapinsay Built around an earlier structure Balfour castle shapinsay.jpg
Bishop's Palace Tower house 12th century Ruin Historic Scotland Kirkwall Restored in the 16th century, open to the public Bishops palace orkney.jpg
Cubbie Roo's Castle Tower house 1145 Ruin Historic Scotland Wyre Built by Kolbein Hruga, the earliest documented medieval stone castle in Scotland Cubby Roo's Castle.jpg
Earl's Palace, Birsay Palace 16th century Ruin Historic Scotland Birsay Open to the public Earls palace birsay 1.jpg
Earl's Palace, Kirkwall Fortified house 17th century Ruin Historic Scotland Kirkwall Open to the public Earls palace orkney 1.jpg
Kirkwall Castle 14th century No remains n/a Kirkwall Destroyed in 1614
Noltland Castle Tower house 16th century Ruin Historic Scotland Westray Open to the public Noltland Castle 20110529.jpg
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