Linlithgow

[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 (2017): Daily
Cost: Free

[Linlithgow Palace (November 2016)]

Nearby

>> 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]

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