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 Edition.
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  • Fantastic attraction and so well set up in these strange times. Great staff - friendly and professional. I think the view from the highest point must be one of the most impressive in the whole...  more »
  • Due to the COVID restrictions I could not fully enjoy my visit. Nevertheless the castle is well prepared to accommodate visitors. There are boards with historical information and room descriptions...  more »
  • On arrival there is parking right outside the palace and if that is full there is parking just down from the palace. To add to the history you go up a lovely old cobbled road with old houses. Once.....  more »
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  • Its good for a family day out. Look round the palace and the church of Scotland with its beautiful stained glass windows are a must see. Or have a picnic with the family and let the kids run around.
  • I think Linlithgow Palace is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Scotland. The history alone is unique. If your in this area don't miss it, the High Street too is full of quaint little businesses, with plenty of cafes, restaurants and a lovely walk round the water, takes about 40 minutes.
  • I loved this castle! Super cool and makes for some great photos since partially ruined. Also allows you to use your imagination while still providing enough info on the panels.
  • Went on a lovely sunny day and it has great views and a nice place to walk round. However I think calling it a palace is probably a touch grand, it has no windows! It's more of a substantial ruin that was once a palace. On a nice day, a good short trip
  • Beautiful palace and surrounding area. We were on a day trip around the area from Glasgow but unfortunately this was our last stop and we were not able to see the inside. From the outside it is a magnificent structure. Lots of great history and glad we saw what we could.

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