The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace sit above Linlithgow Loch, amid an expanse of parkland known as the peel.
The loch was formed from a block of ice left behind by retreating glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age. It is one of only two remaining natural lowland lochs in the Lothians.
You can now enjoy the Peel for recreation or take a walk along the loch to see the abundant wildlife living in the loch and shore.
The walk around the loch is about 4km or 2.3 miles long and takes about an hour.
If you wish to have a longer stroll around the loch and Linlithgow, have a look at this walk, which will take about 4 hours.
The peel’s remarkable natural heritage is legally protected by conservation orders
that recognise the importance of Linlithgow Loch’s wildfowl and rare aquatic plants.
The Historic Scotland Rangers deliver a variety of activities throughout the year.
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Travel by Car
In Linlithgow off the M9, Postcode EH49 7AL
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.
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Following the latest Scottish Government announcement for mainland Scotland, the castle is now closed. Any visitors with pre-booked tickets from Thursday 24 December up until and inclusive of Sunday 31 January will be automatically refunded. Find out more about our COVID response on our website: historicenvironment.scot. Step into a largely intact medieval castle whose defences once guarded the Firth of Forth. An impressive venue used as infamous Fort William in Outlander.
Stand on a once sacred hilltop where people first held rituals and raised monuments 6000 years ago. Closed until Summer 2021.