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Linlithgow is a historic Royal Burgh located in the central lowlands of Scotland - about 20 miles from Edinburgh and under an hour from Glasgow by train or car.

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It was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and the preserved ruins of the Royal Palace can be visited in a picturesque setting next to Linlithgow Loch.

The town has many other attractions and facilities for visitors.

Linlithgow is a great base from which to explore Scotland, with excellent road and rail links.

Linlithgow - a Great Visit!


Linlithgow - a Great Visit!

High Street Linlithgow Palace From the Air

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There's something here for everyone

Linlithgow is an attractive historic town with lots to see and do.  We give you information on places to visit, what's on, where to stay and where to eat and drink and some great pictures of Linlithgow LochHave a Great Visit!

There is self-service visitor information in Linlithgow Burgh Halls at The Cross, Linlithgow Palace & St Michael's Church are open all year round.  Annet House Museum and Garden and Linlithgow Canal Centre are currently closed and open for the season at Easter time. Improve your golf at Kingsfield Golf Centre.  Walk the Linlithgow Heritage Trail.   Try the Climbing Wall at Lowport Centre and lots of other Sport & Leisure activities.

Mary's Meanders offers 90 minute guided walking tours of Linlithgow and are available for private tours upon request, occasional ghost walks, "Outlander" events and photography tours. Booking is essential.

Linlithgow events are listed in the What's On Linlithgow Events Diary, which is kept up to date by local organisations.

There is an excellent Linlithgow entry in the Conociendo Escocia (Knowing Scotland) Spanish blog.


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The Linlithgow Heritage Trail, local shops, businesses, services, local organisations and the current Events Diary are now all available on the new App which you can download for iPhone (or iPad) and Android smart phones.

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Linlithgow is twinned with Guyancourt, France.  West Lothian is twinned with Hochsauerland, Germany and with Grapevine TX USA.

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