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LINLITHGOW PALACE

LINLITHGOW PALACE

Magnificent ruins of a late medieval/16th century royal palace, overlooking a loch. The 'pleasure palace' for several Scottish monarchs, it was also the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. It takes little imagination to picture it as it was, full of the nobility in their finery, with its wide stairs, elegant windows, rich furnishings and a fountain running with wine. Was this Scotland's Hampton Court?  It could have been.

Linlithgow has another claim to fame - it was the birthplace of Scottish Nationalist politician Alex Salmond, who also grew up in the town.

Kirkgate
Linlithgow
West Lothian
EH49 7AL
Tudor
Linlithgow - Scotland's Royal Pleasure Palace
Between Edinburgh and Stirling. Adjacent parish church of St Michael's is also worth a visit and has an unusual tower.
Historic Scotland