Linlithgow Palace, Scottish Castle, Architect, History, People, Kings, Ruin

Linlithgow Palace

Historic Building in West Lothian, Scotland: Architecture

Linlithgow Palace Scotland

Edinburgh & Lothian

Location / Directions: off the M9, West Lothian, Scotland


The ruin of a great Royal Palace set in its own park beside Linlithgow Loch. Linlithgow Palace is the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

All the Stewart kings lived at Linlithgow Palace, from James I (1406-37); later the Palace housed Cromwell, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Duke of Cumberland.

Opening Times

1st Apr to 30th Sep
Mon – Sun 9.30 to last entry 6pm (closes 6.30pm)

1st Oct to 31st Mar
Mon – Sat 9.30am to last entry 4pm (closes 4.30pm)
Sun 2pm to 4.30pm

Please check with Linlithgow Palace for details such as access & charge


+44 (0)1506 842896

Contact Linlithgow Palace by e-mail: hs.explorer(at)

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Glasgow School of Art
photo © Adrian Welch

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tower building
photo © Adrian Welch

Website: Linlithgow Palace Scotland

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Linlithgow Palace Building – page

Website: Linlithgow Palace West Lothian