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. Linlithgow Palace is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Linlithgow Edition.
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  • Wonderful location, really lovely young primary school knowledgeable guides! Really worth a visit, beautiful and and an amazing history, birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots.  more »
  • Wonderful castle/palace to visit! It's in excellent shape, and features excellent tours. I can't recommend this place enough.  more »
  • The castle is well worth a visit. The guided tour of students dressed in historic costumes, which take visitors into groups by the ruins of the former palace against a voluntary tip and tell interesting stories was especially great. Even the visitors students may answer questions competently. A great project! A little tip: who wants to - visit more than three castles in Scotland and is really not much (we did it in one day), for the is worth the purchase of the Explorer pass, with which you can visit as many locks in a certain period of time.
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  • Great building with lots of places for the little ones to explore. Some really good views from the tops of the building and nice walks down by the waterside too. There's not much wheelchair or pushchair access except for the main courtyard and there are plenty of winding stone staircases, but they are wide with banisters on some of them. The car park isn't huge but there is a pay and display just at the foot of the hill if it's full. They do have a single toilet with baby facilities and it has disabled access.
  • An excellent experience getting you back in time and playing with your imagination. The place catches your senses since the beginning of the visit. You can visit the palace at your pace and going wherever you want, so it's completely personal. The view to the lake is lovely.
  • Went to the Halloween ExFEARience, and had a brilliant time. Just the right amount of scariness. Very well done. Looking forward to seeing the palace in he daylight.
  • Beautiful castle protected by Historic Scotland. Custodians so very helpful. Loved my visit and plan to go back next year. Well worth a visit 🌟
  • A favoured residence of the Stewart kings and queens from James I (1406-37) onward. Building work commissioned by James I, III, IV, V and VI can be seen. The great hall and chapel are particularly fine. James V (1512) and Mary Queen of Scots (1542) were both born here. well worth a visit.

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