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Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow

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Relive the era of the Stuart monarchy in Scotland at the ruins of Linlithgow Palace. Located just west of Edinburgh on the Linlithgow Loch, the palace served as residence to the Stuart family in the 15th and 16th centuries. Walk through the decaying ruins to learn more about the rich history of Scotland and the palace’s early inhabitants. Climb each of the towers to enjoy spectacular hillside views of the surrounding water. Take the train from Edinburgh to avoid the hassle of parking at the site. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Linlithgow Palace by using our Linlithgow travel itinerary maker.
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  • It is a palace which belonged to Mary Queen of Scots. It is mainly in ruin but renovations are being made. It is still a beautiful place to visit. Defintely wear walking shoes and cover up in January,...  more »
  • What a beautiful location and a fantastic ruin! One of the best ruins I have visited. A lot of it is still in tact and there is a beautiful church next door to it. Will definitely go back! 
  • Lots of walking here, ancient palace. Nice near the water, can take a picnic. Great views. A must see if you enjoy ancient architecture and history 
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  • Lovely place to walk around either the ruins or the grounds. Take the children and the dog for a run around the grounds or use the swing parks by the loch. Just remember to treat yourself to a wee treat from one of the lovely eateries on the main street.
  • Very poor, beautiful surroundings but why you don't state clearly on your website different opening times during the winter season? Note for all the visitors from Oct last entry is at 3:15pm.. and it shuts at 4pm.
  • The volunteer guides from the local schools should be appraised for their efforts. The message fountain is a really complex masterpiece that need to be seen and experienced. Todays modern design is lacking in adventure and creative hidden codes
  • Very good place. Amazing garden and a real glimpse of original architecture. You can easily spend whole day on gardens and lake and they are free as well.
  • Amazing place, you have to go here. Don't forget to have a walk around the loch.