Linlithgow Palace

I spent Sunday afternoon wandering around (and in) Linlithgow Palace, mostly wondering why there was no coffee available there. The ruins of Linlithgow Palace are situated in the town of Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland, 24km west of Edinburgh. The palace was one of the principal residences of the monarchs of Scotland in the 15th and 16th centuries. It was maintained after Scotland's monarchs left for England in 1603, the palace was little used, and was burned out in 1746. It is now a visitor attraction in the care of Historic Scotland. Several monarchs were born in this royal ‘pleasure palace’, such as Mary Queen of Scots'.

This impressive retreat was an ideal place for royals to break the journey between Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle. High towers look out over lush greenery and a loch brimming with wildfowl, which is today a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

I have put together a gallery of the shots that I took here. and there are a couple of them below.