Information about Parking in Linlithgow
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Linlithgow is a town in the West Lothian area of Scotland. It has a population of about 19,000, and was the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Linlithgow hosts events such as the Riding of the Marches, which dates back to the 14th century. It takes place every year on the first Tuesday after the second Thursday in June. It started as a way to check the boundaries of the community were still intact, but today you can enjoy a parade and procession. Linlithgow also hosts an annual Folk Festival, and a music festival called the Party At The Palace, which has seen performances by The Proclaimers, Charlatans, and Deacon Blue.
Linlithgow is home to Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. The current castle dates back to 1424, when the castle was built after a huge fire swept through the town. The Duke of Cumberland's army invaded and burnt the castle in January of 1746, leaving it in ruin. It has been preserved since the 19th century, and is open year-round for visitors.
Linlithgow Loch is the largest natural freshwater loch in the Lothian area, and has been deemed a Site of Special Scientific Interest. You can go fishing at the Loch, and although it used to be known for its brown trout, you’ll mostly find rainbow trout here. Only fly fishing is allowed in the loch, and you must return all fish less than 10 inches to the water. You must also return all brown trout. You must also apply for a tariff which will cost you a small fee.
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Parking in Linlithgow
On-street parking in the West Lothian area is enforced by local police, rather than the city council. If you receive a parking ticket, the council cannot intervene, so please follow the instructions on the ticket to resolve it.
The West Lothian area council also does not operate permit parking schemes.
There is free parking available in several locations through Linlithgow:
- St Ninian's Way, EH49 7HL
- Linlithgow Train Station, EH49 7HU
- West Port Car Park, EH49 7AZ
- Balvormie Car Park, EH49 6PL
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Linlithgow Palace dates back to 1424 and is the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. It lies in ruin today, after being mostly destroyed by a fire in 1746. It is currently maintained by Historic Environment Scotland, and is a popular tourist attraction for the town.
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By Train: The Linlithgow train station services the ScotRail line.
By Bus: There are several bus lines that run through Linlithgow, including 1, 23A, 31, 45, 46, 449, F45, L1, and X38.
By Car: Linlithgow is about 40 minutes’ drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Disabled Parking in Linlithgow
Blue badge holders might be eligible to have a disabled park marked near their home. All you need is to have a suitable vehicle registered at your address, although this doesn’t guarantee a parking bay if there isn’t one available. This can be a bit of a lengthy process, potentially taking between 9 to 12 months to have the parking bay marked and then beginning the legal procedure to ensure the bay can be legally enforced. Once this is done, you must always display your blue badge when using the park.
In order to apply for a blue badge, you must pay an administration fee of £20. The badge can be valid for up to 3 years, and it will cost a further £20 to replace a lost or stolen badge.
There are 2 disabled parking bays in the Linlithgow train station car park.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to Linlithgow, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
There are 2 electric charging stations outside of Screwfix on Mill Road, one at the Water Yett Car Park, and one at the Linlithgow Sports Club.
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Where is Linlithgow?
Linlithgow is located about 40 minutes’ drive west of Edinburgh, and the same distance east of Glasgow.
What is there to do in Linlithgow?
Linlithgow hosts annual musical events such as the Folk Festival, and the Party At The Palace. It also has an annual parade for the Riding of the Marches.
How old is Linlithgow Palace?
Construction on the palace began in 1424, after a fire that destroyed the manor that used to stand where the castle is today. The castle was where Mary Queen of Scots was born in 1542. The castle was largely destroyed in a fire in 1746, and today is maintained by Historic Environment Scotland. It drew 94,718 visitors in 2018, and is open to visitors all year round for a small cost.
Can you fish in the Loch?
Yes, however, you must apply for a permit first, and follow the rules of the Forth Area Federation Of Anglers. The following rules apply:
- You must only fly fish in the loch, and you cannot use lead weights.
- You must have applied for and received a permit.
- All fish under 10 inches must be returned to the water.
- All brown trout must be returned to the water.
- Fish finders are not permitted.
- Landing on islands is not permitted.
- When you leave the loch, a record of your catch must be given to the duty boatman.
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