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Address: 9 Linlithgow off the M Kirkgate | Sulisker, Boghall, Linlithgow EH49 7AL, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1506 842896
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The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch....

The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived here and numerous renovations to the palace's grand facades and chambers were carried out as each sought to create the ideal modern palace.

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Must see Grand Palace - Lots of History!

We first visited Linlithgow Palace in 2005. Fell in love with the site and returned again in 2016. A very large palace that has been carefully preserved to lend a vision of its... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Portage, Michigan
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Portage, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We first visited Linlithgow Palace in 2005. Fell in love with the site and returned again in 2016. A very large palace that has been carefully preserved to lend a vision of its grandeur at the height of its day. Easy to imagine the glamorous gentry who lived and visited here. The architecture is amazing and there are many rooms... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here with my father. My dad does struggle with steps but we did manage to get to the first floor which is where most of the rooms are. The views of the lake were great. The staff in the shop were really nice and informative. They recommended visiting the church beside the palace which is also worth a... More 

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Tumut, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful opportunity to see a realtively intact palace, birthplace of mary queen of scotst rebuilt by James 1st of scotland. Lots of interesting nooks and crannys, and a place you can really imagine how it looked.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite having lived 16 miles away from the Palace for the last 16 years, this was my first visit, with my wife and my youngest daughter. It is a beautiful place to visit, and preserved/restored well enough to really visualise how it must have looked in James V time. There are a lot of spiral staircases if you want to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a car and put Linlithgow Palace on our itinerary. My wife is an Outlander fan and this was a must-see for her. The Palace was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. At its time, Linlithgow Palace was one of the grandest in Europe. The land surrounding the Palace was vibrant and expansive. The views from the top... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely amazing for only £5.10! My brother and I went on a whim while in the area and we were not disappointed. There is a lot to explore and lots of little information boards throughout. We didn't see it all because it was just too cold but we will be back in the summer to see more! The only downside... More 

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Epping, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Linlithgow Palace is in ruins now but most of the stone work still stands and makes for a very good tour. The large neighboring church is beautiful and full of well documented history. The palace and church stand above the loch and look down on the town of linlithgow.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, pleasure palace of the Royal Family designed for a comfort stop as they moved between Edinburgh and Stirling. Pretty much what you see is what was built in the early 1600's The staff here are very helpful and provide all the historic context you need to explore the palace across all accessible... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning lovely place to visit. Amazing size kids loved it. Bonus is shops & restaurants nearby which always helps.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect, when i walked through main entrance. After paying the £5.50 to look, i was amazed that it's quite big, with so many passageways and nooks & crannies, great place to play hide and seek, also on nearly every wall is snippet of information. As it doesn't have a roof, the best time to visit is... More 

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