Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow

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#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in West Lothian
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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  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 19, 2017
    Wonderful castle/palace to visit! It's in excellent shape, and features excellent tours. I can't recommend this place enough.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    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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  • Best castle ruins I've seen in the whole of Scotland. Can easily get lost in all the rooms. Hard to keep track of what you have and haven't explored yet.
  • Absolutely incredible. The views around are fantastic and the palace itself is an amazing visit. I would definitely recommend as a trip and there are many cafes in the town for lunch and snack. Overall a great stop for the day especially for families
  • Beautiful palace. Great history. Worth a visit and walk around as a good day out.
  • Historical building in good condition with lots of information and nice vantage points to view over the loch and the whole palace from above
  • I enjoy the history that it represents. Most of all, just chilling on the grass beside the building enjoying the place.

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