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Linlithgow Palace

Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:15 PM
Linlithgow Palace Admission Ticket
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Linlithgow Palace Admission Ticket
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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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All reviews mary queen of scots nooks and crannies historic scotland next door explorer pass worth the climb central courtyard information boards ticket office dressed in period costume scottish history great place to visit walk around gift shop michael's church well worth the visit sunny day
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a great visit with my partner and 4 year old. Lots to look out for with the quiz, some questions a little more difficult than others. Crafts laid out in wine cellar area. Lots of interpretation to look at and read, if you want...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Catherine E
Reviewed 2 days ago

Always wanted to visit, drove past it hundreds of times thinking I'll need to go there one day. Went last week and was not disappointed. Full of history and facts.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Scot H
Reviewed 4 days ago

An excellent and interesting castle. Mary queen of Scots lived here. The castle is in quite a good state of repair with interesting narratives as you look around the various elements of the castle.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank A52D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a lovely Sunday afternoon exploring this historic site, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. The setting is beautiful and there was a wedding on when we were there which enhanced the visit . Lovely little gift shop and very welcoming staff. Take...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank soup111
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an incredible experience. A must see! When I read about the location, it said it was a ruin so I wasn’t expecting much but i was pleasantly surprised. Easy train trip from Edinburgh.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 613debbyb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We caught to train from Edinburgh and walked through Linlithgow to the Palace. The staff were so informative and friendly. We enjoyed exploring the ruins and taking a walk by the Loch. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Globalfriend8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went twice, once during the spring and once in the summer. Both times I was impressed by the pristine state of the site, the wonderful location, and the helpful staff. In the summer, local children dressed up in period costumes give you a tour...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Marianne L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

came back after many years(20) from our first visit., Brought my daughter and her Canadian boyfriend. They loved it as did we. I can't help but wonder how it would have looked in its heyday. Amazing place and lots to explore and discover.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Malcolm A
Reviewed 6 December 2018

Linlithgow Palace has lots to offer in terms of history and it has been used for several films and TV series , notably Outlander . Linlithgow Palace was used as Wentworth Prison in Outlander TV series . The prison corridors and entrance were used in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank toursfromedinburgh
Reviewed 1 December 2018

The palace is spectacular and the surroundings are breathtaking. We visited it in a rainy day which was perfect to reveal its power.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Alastair B
1 August 2018|
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Response from Nauldy1978 | Reviewed this property |
Cannot remember seeing any dogs within the palace area however the open grounds and the adjacent loch area I imagine would be a dog walking location
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