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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...more
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9 Kirkgate | Sulisker, Boghall, Linlithgow EH49 7AL, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

We did not pay to go inside the Palace, just walked around the outside and found it stunning and beautiful. If we had had more time I would've like to have gone in but learned a lot just strolling around.

Thank spotmycat
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had heard so much about the Linlithgow Palace that we just had to visit it. The Palace is found just off the main road in the centre of Linlithgow. There is a good sized car park, although owing to the venue's popularity this is...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Linlithgow Palace - This lovely palace is the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. It’s also known for one of the most intense scenes in the Outlander series… It also had a special event on when we were there, which included: live jousting, general fighting...More

Thank fuzzbarb
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took our nephews, their mother and their grandmother to this wondrous place. From the moment we walked in and were met by local guys in costume describing events and habits of the past we were blown away. Their organised tour [ managed by local...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting place, the children that take you on the tour are amazing I'm their knowledge of the history of the place. Lots and lots of steps though but well worth a visit

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are Historic Scotland passes and we have been making our way around various sites. Linlithgow Palace was brilliant, even if we would have had to pay the modest entrance fee it would have definitely been worth it. The palace itself is still in good...More

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the way I want to see history preserved... no extensive redo of an already lovely place. I can imagine what it was like... I don’t need for it to be repaired, repainted, and represented in a false way. It is so very lovely...More

Thank suzannemonet
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is beautiful. The location on a lake is idyllic. Very affordable admission fee. Mary Queen of Scot spent considerable time here, some documented and some not.

Thank KimMac1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pleasure palace was one of the best we've toured. the history is interesting and the palace is nicely preserved. Spend a couple of hours here and really explore the nooks and crannies of this fascinating place. We took a guided tour given by local...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only live Glasgow but only ever passed Linlithgow by train. Lovely weather so wanted to visit Palace the birth place of Mary Queen of Scots. Ruin building but oozing history and it let our imagination run wide. On our visit youngsters dressed in clothing of...More

Thank Kay D
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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.
4 October 2017|
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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
9 August 2017|
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The postcode is EH49 7EY.