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Linlithgow Palace is famous for being the birth place for Mary Queen of Scots. The Palace ruins are located between the edge of the Linlithgow Loch and the town high street. The site is managed by Historic Scotland.

Ticket Prices

Opening Hours

In the summer (Apr-Sep) the palace is open 9.30 to 17.30. In the winter (Oct-Mar) this is shortened to 10.00 to 16.00. Last entry to the palace is 45 mins before closing time.

How to get there

Linlithgow Palace is in the small town of Linlithgow in West Lothian. This is approximately 20 miles from Edinburgh. It is very easy to get to by Car from Edinburgh by following the M9 motorway to junction 3. From Stirling this would be the M9 and exiting at junction 4.

By train, the Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen street  train leaves Edinburgh Waverley & Haymarket station and stops at Linlithgow and then its a short walk from the station. Trains are very frequent and can be as often as every 20 mins. The journey time is 20 mins from Edinburgh and 40 mins from Glasgow. There are 2 trains an hour that also go to Stirling.

By Bus, there is the first bus number 38 from Stirling to Edinburgh.