Linlithgow Palace

Historic Buildings & Homes

Kirkgate, Linlithgow, West Lothian, EH49 7AL

    The magnificent ruin of a great Royal Palace set in its own park and beside Linlithgow Loch.

    A favoured residence of the Stewart kings and queens from James I (1406-37) onward. Building work commissioned by James I, III, IV, V and VI can be seen. The great hall and chapel are particularly fine. James V (1512) and Mary Queen of Scots (1542) were both born here.

    Surfaces inside the Palace are mainly stone slabs and small cobbles in the courtyard. The ticket office, shop and courtyard are accessible to visitors with disabilities. More mobile visitors should be able to access the first floor which forms the main part of the property. Access is available to Linlithgow Loch and extensive peel (park).

    Linlithgow Palace on the silver screen

    Outlander film location

    The majestic ruins of Linlithgow Palace stands in for the prison entrance and corridors in the scene where Jamie was imprisoned.

    *Outlander is the TV adaptation of the critically acclaimed time travel romance and fantasy adventure novels by American writer Diana Gabaldon. It centres around the story of Claire Randall (played by Caitriona Balfe), a married English combat nurse from 1945 who, while on her second honeymoon in Inverness, is mysteriously swept back in time to the 18th-century Scottish Highlands. There she meets Jamie (played by Sam Heughan), a chivalrous young warrior, with whom she becomes romantically entwined.

    To find out more about the series and its Scottish connections, go to www.visitscotland.com/outlander

    Very occasionally the property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check the Historic Scotland closures page for any unexpected site closures www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/hsclosure. You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.

    Gradings
    4 Historic Attraction
    Awards
    Assisted wheelchair access Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Summer: 1 April - 30 Sept, Daily 9.30am - 5.30pm (last entry 4.45pm)
    Winter: 1 Oct - 31 March, Daily 10am - 4pm (last entry 3.15pm)

    Ticket Information
    Type
    Tariff
    Adult £5.50 per ticket
    Child £3.30 per ticket
    Concessions £4.40 per ticket

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Catering

    • Self Service
    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available

    Domestic

    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Cycle Rack
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking

    Children

    • Children Welcome
    • Outdoor Play Area

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member
    • Level Access
    • Picnic Area

    Location

    • Lochside Location
    • Town Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Wedding Services

    • Civil Ceremony
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Wedding Packages Available

    Road Directions

    In Linlithgow off the M9.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- There are regular train services to Linlithgow from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Walk 2 minutes to Linlithgow High Street, near Station Road; progress westwards to the Palace.


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