Birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, built beside Linlithgow Loch. An ancient 16th century fountain has now been restored and is thought to be the oldest fountain in Great Britain.
Wander around this palace and absorb the history, it can also be used for weddings and in the summer Scottish country dance enthusiasts dance in the courtyard on some evenings.
Easy to reach by train or public transport and several carparks near by, although it does get busy in the summer months. Part of Historic Scotland, admission tickets can now be bought online.
Open all year, except 25th, 26th December and 1st, 2nd January.
The grounds open 9.30am and close 6.30pm in summer (1 April to 30 September) and 4.30pm in winter.
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