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Linlithgow Palace

The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch.

Plan your visit to Linlithgow Palace

Getting there

Region – Edinburgh and the Lothians
Postcode: EH49 7AL

Grid reference
NS 996774.

Cycle Routes
Site on the National Cycle Network

Public transport

There are regular train services to Linlithgow from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Walk 2 minutes to Linlithgow High Street, near Station Road; progress westwards to the Palace.

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Facilities & access

Bicycle Rack Car Parking Disabled Toilets Display on History Picnic Area Self Service Tea/Coffee Shop Toilets Accessible by Public Transport Children's Quiz available

Linlithgow Peel

Linlithgow Peel originally comprised the gardens and grounds around the Palace of Linlithgow. As more and more lands bounding the Loch have been passed to Historic Scotland and its predecessors over the years these areas have come to be known as part of.the Peel

Historic Scotland Ranger Service has been established to ensure that visitors to Linlithgow Peel have a safe and enjoyable visit. You can speak to a Ranger at the Peel Office located opposite Linlithgow Palace.

To book a visit for your group, for further information about the Ranger Service, special events or guided walks held throughout the year telephone: 01506 842 065 or email


Parking is available at the cobbled entrance. Surfaces inside the Palace are mainly stone slabs and small cobbles in the courtyard.

The ticket office, shop and courtyard are accessible to visitors with disabilities. More mobile visitors should be able to access the first floor which forms the main part of the property.

Bringing your dogs

Dogs under close control are allowed in Linlithgow Peel. Buckets are provided around Linlithgow Peel in dog fouling areas.

Opening arrangements & costs
Month Days Times
25 March - 30 September Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 4.45pm)
1 October - 24 March Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.15pm)

Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day (25 & 26 December) and 1st & 2nd January.

Very occasionally a property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check our closure page for any unexpected site closures. You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.

Admission Prices

All year Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Admission prices are subject to change. You will be charged the correct admission when buying your tickets on our official webstore


Tel 01506 842 896

Events at Linlithgow Palace

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Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

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Kaleidoscope II

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Arthur's Secrets

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