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 place! The Palace burned down once, the monumental interiors full of imagination, as well as deep cellars. You browse the different auditoriums (include perhaps the largest) and rooms and admire the space. There is a view of one of the towers. In the courtyard stands a zreastaurovaná fountain, from which wine once flowed. Probably one of the most beautiful places I've visited. We got comfortably by train and took advantage of the 3-day pass to the sights.
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  • Easy to park right outside the doors. Huge ruined palace - atmospheric, especially when not many people there. Friendly staff give informal history of the place. If you're fit, go up to the top of one...  more »
  • What a stunning ruin. Doesn’t look much from outside but loads to see and explore inside. Grounds outside are beautiful too if you don’t have time for the ruins. Not suitable for those with mobility i...  more »
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  • The castle is really good! There is occasionally some events here like jousting and Easter egg hunts! The castle is "medium" for a castle. It's got lots of corridors and floors though! A cool place to visit!
  • Castle ruins, good to explore on your own, decent price for what you get. You can go up one of the towers all the way up which gives great views all around and you can also go down into the basements. There's not a whole lot of information available but you can find it on the Internet.
  • Easy to get to from the train station. It's nice to be able to freely walk around. Make sure you sound some time walking around the path behind the palace.
  • Lovely walk around the lake. The palace has loads of nooks and crannies to explore. Need a few more interpretive boards perhaps. Lady who sold us our ticket was lovely and clearly has a passion for heritage, and gave us a really descriptive history of the palace.
  • Absolutely lovely place but very big - a little map might have been useful as we got a bit lost and ended up going round and round for a while. Beautiful architecture
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