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FRETTED CLIFFS OF ORKNEY'S WEST COAST AND THE BISHOP'S PALACE, KIRKWALL

FRETTED CLIFFS OF ORKNEY'S WEST COAST AND THE BISHOP'S PALACE, KIRKWALL

A visit to the Orkneys will show us some magnificent coast scenery, and on the way from Stromness to Birsay, which takes us along the west side of Pomona or Mainland,the chief island, we pass the strangely fretted pillar of rock called Yesnaby Castle (bottom). This is a piece of the cliff eaten out by the sea and left isolated. It looks as though it might collapse at the first storm, but has been in almost the same condition for centuries. Of the Bishop's Palace (top) at Kirkwall the chief feature is the Mass Tower built 1540

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