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“Palace in ruins”
Review of Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace
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Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Linlithgow
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed 2 April 2018

First time visiting this place and was not disappointed. It must have been spectacular in it's day and in fact still is considering it's ruined state. It is so vast you get completely disorientated, popping back into the courtyard at a completely different entrance to where you entered. The view from the highest tower is amazing, looking out over the loch. The kids, (11 and 10) had a great day as did me and my wife. This is a must for anybody remotely interested in history, or those just looking for a day out.

Thank GrahamG70
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"mary queen of scots"
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"nooks and crannies"
in 21 reviews
"historic scotland"
in 55 reviews
"next door"
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"worth the climb"
in 11 reviews
"explorer pass"
in 11 reviews
"central courtyard"
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"information boards"
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"ticket office"
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"dressed in period costume"
in 12 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"walk around"
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"scottish history"
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"michael's church"
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"well worth the visit"
in 15 reviews
"sunny day"
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"car park"
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We visited here with our grandkids aged 7 & 9. This was one of the primary residences of Scottish royalty in the 15th and 16th centuries until they moved their residence to England in 1603. This is a massive palace and the kids loved running in and out of all the nooks and crannies while doing a treasure hunt set up for children. They were also tireless in their climbing up and down the many flights of stairs.

Thank Wandering963
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Second time I have visited the palace first being a fleeting visit . Very picturesque setting with the Loch and the Peel adjacent to the palace as well as St Michaels Parish Church Friendly greeting at the shop where tickets are also purchased . The self guided tour I made was supplemented by the information boards in most of the rooms from the Royal Apartments , the Kitchen including the lower kitchen , the room leading to the chapel , the chapel , the great hall etc . I would recommend a visit if you are interested in historical sites, even if you are not as far as castle's go the information and the building itself gets the thought cells going and the imagination of what it must have been like to be alive and experiencing the historical periods from 1400 onwards as well as the knowledge of the royalty involved during each period . Approx 1 hour or more if you take in the church as well.

Thank Nauldy1978
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

This fine castle draws me back again and again with the architecture and the views from the tower this was a fortified Palace that dominated the surrounding town and countryside . The views of the town and loch are stunning on a good day . The beauty of visiting in March means you do not have to battle the crowds for this top attraction
in central Scotland . If you have a Historic Scotland card it costs nothing to get in . You can purchase a card at the ticket office if you are touring Scotland and visit Edinburgh and Stirling Castles every other Historic site you visit will be free.!

Thank craigluscar
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This place is magical and so full of History. You feel like you have been transported back in time, and there's a lovely walk around the Loch to boot

Thank Jim A
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