Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace

About Linlithgow Palace

NA Kirkgate, Linlithgow EH49 7AL
01506842896
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Explore the magnificent ruins of the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. Linlithgow Palace was built and added to over two centuries by the Stewart kings, resulting in a superb Renaissance residence.

This impressive retreat was an ideal place for royals to break the journey between Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle. High towers look out over lush greenery and a loch brimming with wildfowl, which is today a Site of Special Scientific Interest cared for by our rangers.

Several monarchs were born in this royal ‘pleasure palace’, surrounded by its peaceful gardens and grounds. Our annual Spectacular Jousting event each summer harks back to the days of medieval tournaments on Linlithgow Peel.

What to see and do:

Step inside the ruins of Mary Queen of Scots’ birthplace

Gain unique insights into the domestic life of Scottish royalty

See the ornate fountain in action every Sunday in July and August

Admire elegant architecture such as the oriel windows of the king’s and queen’s bedchambers

Enjoy open views from Queen Margaret’s Bower over the peel and loch to the Forth bridges

Have a picnic by the loch and spot some local wildlife

Upcoming Events at Linlithgow Palace

The Linlithgow ExFEARience

The Linlithgow ExFEARience

26th October 2018 - 28th October 2018
Are you brave enough to to face what the archaeologists have uncovered at Linlithgow Palace? All is not what is seems!
Winter Warmer Walk: Linlithgow

Winter Warmer Walk: Linlithgow

9th December 2018
Join a Ranger on this winter walk round Linlithgow Loch and Peel whilst keeping a look out for the wildlife that calls it home.
Winter Wildlife Wander

Winter Wildlife Wander

10th February 2019
Join a ranger on a walk round Linlithgow Loch on Sunday 10th February whilst keeping a look out for the wildlife.

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Popular Events

Fireworks and Bonfire Night 2018
Saturday 3rd November sees Hopetoun House host ‘The Greatest Fireworks Show on Earth’ and it’s bound to be another sell out event.
Halloween Trail
Bring the children along to the Royal Botanic Gardens this October for a special Halloween Trail through the Garden.
Edinburgh Diwali - 2018
The City of Edinburgh presents the 2018 Diwali on 3rd November with music, dances, food, drink and fireworks!
Samhuinn Fire Festival 2018
Edinburgh’s most unique Hallowe’en event returns to the capital this October with one of their biggest Winter festivals yet.
Casting for a BBC3 Reality Series
BBC3 are filming in Edinburgh in the next few weeks and looking for people to feature in an episode of 'Eating With My Ex'.

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