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Linlithgow Palace

This royal pleasure palace was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. 

  • Overview
  • Key info
  • Getting There
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Children Welcome
  • Pet Friendly
  • On Public Transport Route
  • Bike Storage Available
  • Only Cash or Debit/Credit Card

Inside one of the most spectacular ruins in Scotland you cannot help but walk in the footsteps of royalty. This royal pleasure palace was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and an iconic filming location in hit TV show Outlander.

Visit the great hall where monarchs hosted banquets, tour James IV’s suite of chambers or say a prayer in the private oratory of James V.

Outlander fans will recognise the Palace gates and corridors as being those used in the scenes when Jamie was imprisoned.  

You can see the elaborate, restored fountain in action every Sunday in July and August – it reputedly flowed with wine when Bonnie Prince Charlie visited.

The high towers look down over the palace’s grounds –the Peel – and Linlithgow Loch, an important refuge for wildlife. You can explore both on well-surfaced paths.

A ranger service also operates on site.

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Address

Linlithgow Palace
Kirkgate
Linlithgow
EH497AL

Tickets offers

  • Adults £9.00
  • Children £5.40
  • Concessions £7.20

Open all year
1 Apr-30 Sept 2019: Daily. 9.30am-5.30pm. Last entry 4.45pm
1 Oct-31 Mar 2020: Daily. 10.00am-4.00pm. Last entry 3.15pm

Travel by Car

In Linlithgow off the M9, Postcode EH497AL

Travel by Public Transport

There are regular train services to Linlithgow from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Walk 2 minutes to Linlithgow High Street, near Station Road; progress westwards to the Palace.

If you're planning on visiting the Palace, Torphichen Preceptory and Blackness Castle, then buy your PLUSBUS ticket at only £2.30 for one day of unlimited travel, it is definitely worth while

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