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St. Michael's Parish Church

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Address: Adjacent to Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1506 842188
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Hours:
Mon 09:00 - 13:00
Wed - Fri 09:00 - 13:00

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Peaceful and serene

Wonderful church building full of history, kind people, beautiful windows, and a great and lovely peaceful feeling. Don't walk by if you're in the area of the palace.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Brno, Czech Republic
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Brno, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful church building full of history, kind people, beautiful windows, and a great and lovely peaceful feeling. Don't walk by if you're in the area of the palace.

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Thank Beatrix T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You pass the church when visiting the Palace and it's worth a visit. There is lovely staff inside who are eager to answer your questions.

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Thank Martina1888
Glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Listen to the guides at the start who give you a quick over view of the church and some history-fascinating. A former catholic church now church of Scotland with musket ball marks, a lovely tiny stained glass near the old organ which was a memorial for a lost child that the bishop could see when he did his sermons, modern... More 

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Thank GlasgowWinenut
Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

The Loch, Palace and Church are truly excellent sights and well worth a visit. The Church itself is quite something, staffed by lovely and welcoming people happy to show all the interesting and often overlooked aspects of the church. The stained glass windows are a particular highlight, from the impressive altar windows to the lovely newer additions One thing to... More 

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Thank ScotsNomad2014
Valence, France
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The custodians of the Church were very friendly and knowledgeable. an old gentlemean gave us a leaflet with detailed information on it about the Church. But did not need to read it because he followed us and explained the history of the Church as we went along. How Cromwells' men took over the Church and lived there awhile. They used... More 

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

lovely church and right next to Linlithgow palace very popular for worship and weddings and such local community very lucky having such an asset on the doorstep . believe it has one of if not the longest aisle in Scotland

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Thank stuart h
Greater Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Originally built in 1138 what you see (give or take a fire, a civil war and the reformation) was finally finished in 1540. The church is a functioning part of the community and is a complete surprise inside and out. The volunteers who look after the church are wonderful, friendly, knowledgable and proud of their church. Talking to them about... More 

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1 Thank Razzle D
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

Absolutely stunning inside, really well looked after. The stained glass windows are a highlight, as was sitting and listening to the church organist play.

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Thank Julie C
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

The St. Michael's parish church was once a royal cathedral and if I remember correctly was initially built in the 14th - 15th century. It is now a Church of Scotland place of worship, but is also an active tourist site with much to see both inside and around the old cemetery next door. It is quite convenient to visit... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Re-visiting my former church in Linlithgow was so nostalgic. I attended Sunday worship on Battle of Britain day and stayed to take Communion. Made so welcome by the Rev. Stewart Gillan and all the Parishioners. Many memories of my days in the Choir and my son's baptism into the Church of Scotland at St. Michael's in 1972. Thank you to... More 

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