West Lothian | Town |

[Linlithgow from the top of Cockleroy hill (1/3/16]

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.

[View along Kirkgate towards St Michael's Church (3/11/12)]

Location & info

📌 Linlithgow
West Lothian, G.R.: NT 003771 ///icon.reconnect.hiking

🚶 The palace and loch are very close to the town centre.
🚌 Linlithgow is served by trains on lines from towns and cities including Edinburgh, Glasgow and Falkirk. There are several bus routes from Edinburgh, Stirling, Falkirk, Livingston and other local towns.

See & do (<1 mi away)

📌 Linlithgow Loch ★★
💬 Pleasant loch behind the town centre, with Linlithgow Palace on its shore.
Access at various points immediately north of the town centre, G.R.: NT 002776 ///toads.dashes.stutter
Always open | Free

💬 There's a good path around the entire loch: about 2 miles in total.

>> Linlithgow Palace ★★★

📌 St Michael's Parish Church ★★
💬 Central parish church dating to 1540 - parts are even older.
The Cross, town centre, G.R.: NT 002772 ///clarifies.mouse.offices
Open daily, but early closing time from October to April | Free

Nearby (1-3 mi away)

>> Beecraigs Country Park ★★ (2 mi ↓)
>> Kinneil House ★★★ (2 mi ↑)
>> Walk: Cockleroy - off to Bed on the King's hat ★★★ (2 mi ↓)
>> Almond Castle ★★ (3 mi ←)
>> Bo'ness Motor Museum ★★★ (3 mi ↑)
>> Scottish Korean War Memorial (3 mi ↓)

[Linlithgow Palace (11/11/16)]

[Linlithgow Loch from the Palace]

[St Michael's Church]


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