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Linlithgow Palace


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

Linlithgow Palace

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

Most of the Stewart kings lived at the Palace. Numerous renovations to the palace’s grand facades and chambers were carried out as each sought to create the ideal modern palace.

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Linlithgow Peel Ranger Service

Highlights

  • The location – majestically situated in the centre of Linlithgow, beside 15th-century St Michael’s Kirk, and overlooking the peel (park) and loch. The loch has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest thanks to its wildfowl population.
  • The magnificent great hall – despite being roofless, it still has the power to impress.  
  • The oriels – elegant projecting windows off the king’s and queen’s bedchambers.
  • The fountain – a beautiful three-tiered ‘wedding-cake’ structure in the centre of the courtyard.
  • The sculptures – all around the palace are sumptuous stone-carved figures, including beguiling angel musicians in the royal chapel.
Green Tourism Award - Gold

Location

Region – Edinburgh and the Lothians
Postcode: EH49 7AL

Opening arrangements

Summer
1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Winter
1 October - 31 March, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Admission prices

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

Events at Linlithgow Palace

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29 November 2014

Ruth Nicol: Three Rivers Meet

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