Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace

About Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace Kirkgate, Linlithgow EH49 7AL
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Linlithgow Palace Website

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

Water Safari

Water Safari

21st July 2019
Discover Linlithgow Loch by Canadian canoe with the assistance of fully qualified instructors.
Linlithgow Holiday Club

Linlithgow Holiday Club

23rd July 2019
Check our all the great free Linlithgow Holiday Club events for ages 8 to 12 years on during the summer!
Linlithgow Holiday Club

Linlithgow Holiday Club

30th July 2019
Check our all the great free Linlithgow Holiday Club events for ages 8 to 12 years on during the summer!
Linlithgow Holiday Club

Linlithgow Holiday Club

6th August 2019
Check our all the great free Linlithgow Holiday Club events for ages 8 to 12 years on during the summer!
Summer Stroll

Summer Stroll

11th August 2019
Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Linlithgow Loch and Peel and discover the wildlife that calls the loch its home.
Linlithgow Holiday Club

Linlithgow Holiday Club

13th August 2019
Check our all the great free Linlithgow Holiday Club events for ages 8 to 12 years on during the summer!
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

25th August 2019
Come along for an informative chat and night time walk around the Palace and Peel as we search for Linlithgow's nocturnal inhabitants.
Go Bats!

Go Bats!

7th September 2019
Come along for an informative chat and night time walk around the Palace and Peel as we search for Linlithgow's nocturnal inhabitants.
Crannogs: Ancient Life on Linlithgow Loch

Crannogs: Ancient Life on Linlithgow Loch

21st September 2019
Join Historic Scotland and friends from the Scottish Crannog Centre as we journey back in time 2,500 years and learn about the crannogs that were built on Linlithgow Loch!

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