Linlithgow Palace

Renaissance palace of the Stewart kings begun in 1424. Visited by Prince Charles Edward in September 1745 , it is said that the 16th century fountain in the courtyard ran with wine in his honour. The Duke of Cumberland’s army burned down most of the house in January 1746 but the impressive shell remains. Now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland.


Admission Charge. Free to Historic Scotland members. Exterior visible from public spaces. Within walking distance of railway station. Car park to front of palace. The gatehouse and grounds are open. The main gate may be locked when no staff are on duty, however the nearest pedestrian access to the grounds is open at Market Lane. Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while high level masonry inspections are carried out, there is currently no visitor access to the palace. Historic Scotland plans to partially re-open Linlithgow Palace by summer 2023.



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