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Linlithgow Palace

9 Kirkgate | Sulisker, Boghall, Linlithgow EH49 7AL, Scotland
+44 1506 842896
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The magnificent ruin of a great Royal Palace set in its own park and beside Linlithgow Loch. A favoured residence of the Stewart kings and queens from James I (1406-37) onward. Building work commissioned by James I, III, IV, V and VI can be seen. The great hall and chapel are particularly fine. James V (1512) and Mary Queen of Scots (1542) were both born here. 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. Access is available to Linlithgow Loch and extensive peel (park).
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9 Kirkgate | Sulisker, Boghall, Linlithgow EH49 7AL, Scotland
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"mary queen of scots"
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"nooks and crannies"
in 21 reviews
"historic scotland"
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"next door"
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"jousting event"
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"worth the climb"
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"period costume"
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"beautiful castle"
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"explorer pass"
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"central courtyard"
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"great place to visit"
in 22 reviews
"information boards"
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"ticket office"
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"walk around"
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"gift shop"
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"scottish history"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely wonderful even on childrens gala day. Anne took us all around the grounds. She picked us up at South Queensferry and made special drive to Linthgow.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have often looked down on the Palace from the railway .It has taken me several decades to get round to visiting.I was not to be disappointed. The highlight was being guided round the building by two local girls aged 11 and 14 who were...More

Thank RRJ55
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just the walls are left but a very interesting place to visit. If you want you can also follow the local students that voluntary guides you through the castle.

Thank Mary2012-2012
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For those interested in Scottish history this is a must.It is a ruin but was so importance to the history of Scotland. When we were there guided tours were being carried out by school children in historic costume. They were excellent if a little quiet.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely worth the visit. Beautiful surroundings. A place full of history wich was easy to imagine. Guided trough the castle by young kids who new their history well and delivered it to us very well

Thank Svala G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a super place to visit and it has such an interesting history going back centuries. It's most famous of course as the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. There are many rooms to explore and such a great deal to be amazed at....More

Thank Rebecca H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would highly recommend. Beautiful scenery and very historical place. Staff are very knowledgable too!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great experience! I spent about 2 hours here. If you just want to look around the grounds and get a snapshot you could do this in 30 minutes BUT if you want to learn about the history a little, the tour is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So, not gonna lie, this was on my list of things to do because it was used for a tiny part of Outlander. However, when we got inside it was more than that. Most of the palace is in ruins but there are parts that...More

Thank Sarah G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, recommend the Explorer Pass. Friendly staff, not too busy, lots to see. Dog friendly too and you can walk on tarmac footpaths around the lake.

Thank Becky S
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Alastair B
1 August 2018|
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Response from Jacqui M | Reviewed this property |
There is a big park area outside dogs are certainly allowed there. Check with Heritage Scotland they'll let you know if dogs are allowed inside facade. It really is a beautiful place to visit.
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Nrmortensen
7 October 2017|
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Response from Connie E | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we toured the castle and than walked into town. We decided on a restored Post Office turned Pub and had a good lunch and a friendly bartender. Also it's a short walk to the train station.
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Nrmortensen
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Response from Norm45 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You have an inside museum portion that explain the build up of the conflict...nicely reconstituted. And you have your guide that will explain you on the battlefield how it happened with lots of stories. Definitely worth... More
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