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Linlithgow Palace Admission Ticket

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    Visit: Linlithgow Palace, 9 Kirkgate Sulisker, Boghall, Linlithgow EH49 7AL Scotland

    Located approximately 45 minutes from Edinburgh, Linlithgow Palace is a pleasant drive or train journey from the city. Make your own way to Linlithgow Palace, and then gaze in amazement as you approach the magnificent ruined palace where Mary, Queen of Scots, was born. Majestically set on a mound near the 15th-century St Michael’s Parish Church, the once grand royal palace overlooks the peel and Linlithgow Loch.

    Head inside with your entrance ticket, and enjoy exploring the site at your leisure. Despite being ravaged by a fire in the 18th century and remaining roofless and uninhabited since, the palace has retained its original grandeur and almost all of the rooms and corridors are open to the public.

    Make your way along a cobbled walkway to the central courtyard. Here, find an elaborate fountain that was said to have flowed with wine during visits from ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ (Prince Charles Edward Stuart). Pose for photos by the ornate feature before continuing on to explore the palace’s rooms.

    Climb up one of the spiral staircases, and then make your own way from room to room. Marvel at the impressive great hall, see the beguiling angel sculptures in the royal chapel, and gaze out of the elegant windows in the king’s and queen’s bedchambers, before heading to the small museum to view artifacts from the palace and peel.

    Then, perhaps head to Queen Margaret’s Bower, a tiny room inside a tower where Queen Margaret, the wife of King James IV, was apparently sitting when she heard the news that her husband had been killed at the Battle of Flodden. From the tower, enjoy stunning views across Scotland and look out for the remains of burnt beams — it was here that the devastating fire broke out in 1746.

    How long you spend at Linlithgow Palace is up to you, but many visitors find 1.5 hours to be sufficient.

    Visit: Linlithgow Loch, Kirkgate, Linlithgow Scotland

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    Departure Point
    Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow

    Please note: Linlithgow Palace is approximately 45 minutes away from Edinburgh. Transport to and from Linlithgow Palace is not included with the entrance ticket
    Departure Time
    10/1/2019 - 3/31/2020Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    4/1/2020 - 9/30/2020Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
    Duration
    2h
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    • Entry/Admission - Linlithgow Palace
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    • Transportation to/from Edinburgh
    • Audio guide
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • The palace is approximately 18 miles from Edinburgh and only a 28 minute train ride. Trains are easily accessible and depart every 20 minutes
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This palace has a quiet almost eerie charm all itself. It's huge and vacant, the main shell is all the stands but that alone is impressive.
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    Beauty of ancient ruins is looking through the years to the wonderful lake. The pleasant fountain with his stories and secrets. Time stops here... Unfortunately some stairs and galleries were shut for visitors
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    Fantastic. This Palace was awesome. The grounds surrounding it were beautiful. You could feel the ancient history here. I could just imagine how it must have been in the eleventh century. A must see for anyone going to Scotland. The church on the grounds is still in use . It had
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    Linlithgow, the town, is lovely, with lots of things to keep you busy for a day, but start with the palace and follow the suggested route of the guides. There's so much wealth of history here. It's worth getting the guidebook as some of the placards are a bit faded with time,
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    An enjoyable visit but definitely one for fine weather. The church within the grounds is still used today and when we visited a funeral was taking place which made finding a parking space extremely difficult so I would recommend leaving plenty of time to find a space,
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