|[View along Kirkgate towards St Michael's Church]|
Linlithgow is one of the most attractive towns in the middle of the Central Belt, with plenty of history and a popular commuter town for both Edinburgh and Glasgow. Linlithgow Palace is its most famous tourist attraction: birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots and enjoying a beautiful setting above Linlithgow Loch, itself worth a wander around at any time of year. St Michael's Church stands on the other side of the palace: proximity to the palace dictates that its history is closely intertwined, and Mary, Queen of Scots was baptised here. Don't leave before visiting some of Linlithgow's other highlights: the bustling high street, the canal running through the southern side of the town, or nearby Beecraigs Country Park.
|[Linlithgow Loch from the Palace]|
Name: Linlithgow ★☆☆☆☆
Location: G.R.: NT 003771 ///icon.reconnect.hiking
|[Linlithgow from the top of Cockleroy hill (March 2016]|
Within walking distance
Name: Linlithgow Loch ★★☆☆☆
Description: Pleasant lake behind the town centre, with Linlithgow Palace on its shore.
Location: North side of Linlithgow, G.R.: NT 002776 / toads dashes stutter
Anything else? There's a good path around the loch: about 2 miles in total.
>> see separate post for Linlithgow Palace ★★★☆☆
Name: St Michael's Parish Church ★★☆☆☆
Description: Central parish church dating to 1540 - parts are even older.
Location: The Cross, Linlithgow, G.R.: NT 002772 ///clarifies.mouse.offices
Open (2018): Daily, with early closing time from October to April
|[Linlithgow Palace (November 2016)]|
>> see separate post for Beecraigs Country Park ★★☆☆☆ (2 miles away)
>> see separate post Walk: Cockleroy - off to Bed on the King's hat ★★★☆☆ (2 miles away)
|[St Michael's Church]|