Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace

About Linlithgow Palace

NA Kirkgate, Linlithgow EH49 7AL
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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

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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