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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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one of the best properties in Scotland

Visited yesterday and was very pleasantly surprised by the amount of property which remains - although no roof and some of the flooring is gone - there is a lot to see and enjoy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited yesterday and was very pleasantly surprised by the amount of property which remains - although no roof and some of the flooring is gone - there is a lot to see and enjoy. Take time to visit and climb (easy climbing good wide although spiral staircases) the towers for amazing views of both inside and outside the palace. There... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is some free parking just outside the gatehouse entrance after you drive through the arch. There is also a train station within easy walking distance-it's a short train ride from Edinburgh. Wear comfortable shoes because of the winding stone stairs, and the cobbled and flagstone floors are uneven. The ground floor, the first floor, and some basement areas of... More 

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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for leisurely walk around grounds and loch, recommend walking shoes if climbing stairs in the palace. Lots of photo opportunities in any season. Linlithgow high street minutes away, with lots of cafes and quaint ice cream and sweetie shop.

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Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I came to the palace with the thought on my mind to see Queen Margaret's Bower and wasn't disappointed. Visitors are able to climb up the tower all the way and have a sit in the Bower and as weird as it might sound like it almost felt like you could feel the presents of the King and Queen. The... More 

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Alyth, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Blackness Castle in the morning and then after lunch decided that we would also visit Linlithgow Palace since it is just a few minutes away. SO glad that we were able to visit both exciting sites in one day! Linlithgow Palace - birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots, is massive and very well preserved (more thanks to Historic... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful ruin of a royal palace with great views. Fascinating royal history. Lovely grounds. Also visit church next door where Cromwell stabled his horses.

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Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The scale and space throughout this castle make it one of the best for taking photos and for walking about unhindered by crowds. The grand room, chapel, kitchen, nooks, stairwells, and views from the many windows are not to be missed by anyone interested in castles and their lore! From the courtyard, to the castle itself, to the cemetery, gift... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The origin of this castle dates back to early 12th century royalty. It was was rebuilt as a royal palace by James I shortly after a fire in 1424 and was expanded/changed and even left neglected by the succeeding Stewart monarchy through to the early 1700s. There is a lot of Stewart history here with a few significant events: James... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

well worth a visit. Parking available near by at reasonable cost. Surrounding park is beautiful with great views over the loch. the palace charges a small entry fee but is worth the money. plenty of turrets and rooms to explore but loads of spiral steps. worth the climb to the top of each turret for the views. Your imagination can... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've driven past the palace a many times on the motorway and finally made up my mind to go with the family. Actually went by train which was really easy as it's a five minute walk from the station with very regular trains back and forth to Edinburgh, Glasgow and further north. There is parking which I think is free... More 

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