Linlithgow EH49 7AL
28.5 mi (45 mins) from Rosyth
9.0 mi (18 mins) from South Queensferry
20.8 mi (45 mins) from Leith
19.8 mi (38 mins) from Newhaven
54.2 mi (1 hour 13 mins) from Dundee
Built and developed over two centuries by successive Stuart kings of Scotland, Linlithgow Palace was a comfortable and attractive retreat from affairs of state, conveniently placed between Stirling and Edinburgh. Both James V and his daughter Mary Queen of Scots were born here, overlooking the tranquil beauty of the loch and peel (park). This superb Renaissance residence allows a unique insight into the domestic life of Scottish royalty.
•The birth-place of Mary Queen of Scots.
•The views from Queen Margaret’s Bower – overlooking the peel and loch and the pleasant countryside. On a clear day you can see the bridges over the Forth.
•The peel and loch provide the perfect setting for a picnic. The loch has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest thanks to its wildfowl.
•The oriels – elegant projecting windows off the king’s and queen’s bedchambers.
•The fountain – a beautiful three-tiered structure in the centre of the courtyard