Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow

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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  • It was a beautiful day and me and my sister decided to visit Linlithgow,including the castle which was breathtaking . Beautiful views from the castle with nice walk paths around it.Make sure you wear....  more »
  • We called on a cold March day with showers of rain. I liked the fact that there were lots of information notices spread around the castle and background text about the history and families living...  more »
  • We really liked visiting this place. Not as well known as Edinburgh or Stirling, Linlithgow has a lot to offer the causal visitor. Probably most famous by the TV show Outlander but should be known...  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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