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Review of Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace
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US$7.69*
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Linlithgow Palace Admission Ticket
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Linlithgow
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Owner description: The magnificent ruin of a great Royal Palace set in its own park and beside Linlithgow Loch. A favoured residence of the Stewart kings and queens from James I (1406-37) onward. Building work commissioned by James I, III, IV, V and VI can be seen. The great hall and chapel are particularly fine. James V (1512) and Mary Queen of Scots (1542) were both born here. Surfaces inside the Palace are mainly stone slabs and small cobbles in the courtyard. The ticket office, shop and courtyard are accessible to visitors with disabilities. More mobile visitors should be able to access the first floor which forms the main part of the property. Access is available to Linlithgow Loch and extensive peel (park).
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

The birth place of Mary, Queen of Scots, one of history's most wonderful characters, and so much more. When Scotland, as a kingdom, was a poor relation on the very edge of the civilized world this place offered a chance to show off the finer points of the kingdom, and the Stuart dynasty never missed the chance to do so. Visit and you'll see why.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KevinSadler2364
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"nooks and crannies"
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"historic scotland"
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"next door"
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"explorer pass"
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"worth the climb"
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"information boards"
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"ticket office"
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"dressed in period costume"
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"scottish history"
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"great place to visit"
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"walk around"
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"gift shop"
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"michael's church"
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"well worth the visit"
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Spent a lovely morning at the palace and walk around the loch. The remains of the palace are seriously impressive, much grander than I imagined. Had no idea Mary Queen if Scots was born there! The staff at the palace were ever so friendly.
The walk around the loch takes 40 minutes or so, mostly on well made up footpath, small section on footway adjacent to a road. Well worth the effort.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Natalie M
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Beautiful palace in a spectacular setting. It also has one of the best shops in a place of historic interest.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank WishawJulie
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Very nice place to visit in nice weather. Nice view from the top towers.
Nice staff with wee introduction about architecture.
You can entry to a lot of rooms and see view around the palace.
Nice grass ground around for spending time outside and car park for visitors which can be used when you go on main street for lunch.
To many steps for wee children.
And nice Parish church nearby to visit as well.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tw0Bears
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

Visited late one afternoon. HES Staff very knowledgeable. Beautiful site, well-maintained, with some restoration work underway. Odd that there are almost no Mary Queen of Scots souvenirs, given that this was her birthplace.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BristolTennessee
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