Linlithgow Palace Parking
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Located in Linlithgow, around 15 miles from Edinburgh, Linlithgow Palace is the famous birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. The Palace is now a ruin after being burnt in 1746, although it was a residence of Scotland’s monarchs throughout the 15th and 16th centuries.
Linlithgow Palace is not the first building to sit on the site. In the 12th century, it was home to a royal manor, and after that was pulled down a fortification was built in the 14th century. This fortification, known as ‘the Peel’ was occupied by the English until it was retaken by the Scottish and dismantled.
King James I rebuilt the Church of St Michael after Linlithgow was partly destroyed by a fire in 1424. The Church of St Michael is next to Linlithgow Palace, and in the following years, the palace was built and added to.
When you are visiting Linlithgow Palace keep an eye out for the 4 European orders James V had carved into the arch above the entrance gate. These were orders of chivalry and are notable for their colourful engravings.
The medieval palace is now administered by Historic Environment Scotland and is open to visitors all year. It is a popular place to visit, particularly in summer when the adjacent Church of St Michael is also open to the public.
In recent times Linlithgow Palace has been the host to a music festival ‘Party at the Palace’, appeared in television series and been the site of a fashion show for Chanel. Its location on Linlithgow Loch makes it a popular place to admire the view.
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Parking at Linlithgow Palace
Linlithgow Palace parking is conveniently located between St Michael’s Parish Church and the palace itself. There is limited parking here, and other than marked disabled spaces it operates on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Parking in Central Linlithgow
If parking at Linlithgow Palace is unavailable or full, you can park at the nearby car park on St Ninian’s Way. This car park is open 24 hours and is currently free of charge.
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If you are visiting Linlithgow Palace it is hard to miss Linlithgow Loch. This stunning landscape is famed for the rainbow trout that call it home, and is a popular spot for fishing as well as sailing, kayaking and windsurfing. You can always pack a picnic and enjoy the view of the loch from the green shores after a tour of Linlithgow Palace.
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By Train: Linlithgow Station services the ScotRail line which travels between Edinburgh and Linlithgow.
By Bus: A number of local buses linking Linlithgow Palace with the rest of the town stop at the bus stop on High Street. You can also find buses that travel between Edinburgh and Linlithgow.
By Car: If you are driving to Linlithgow Palace you can use the postcode EH49 7AL. Or if you are travelling from Edinburgh following the M8 and join the M9, and follow this into Linlithgow.
Disabled Parking in Linlithgow Palace
Parking outside the palace includes 2 disabled parks next to the entrance for ease of access.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to Linlithgow Palace, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations in Linlithgow. The closest ones to Linlithgow Palace are:
- Linlithgow Sports Club
- Water Yett Car Park
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
While Linlithgow Palace is open all year, the days of the week vary between the winter and summer seasons. Linlithgow Palace is currently open Thursday to Saturday between 10:00am and 4:00pm. It is also closed Christmas and Boxing Day as well as the 1st and 2nd of January each year. The Church of St Michael is also normally only open during the summer.
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How much is the entry fee to Linlithgow Palace?
- Adult (16-59yrs) £7.20 *
- Concession (60yrs+ and unemployed) £5.40 *
- Child (5-15yrs) £4.30 *
* Prices are currently reduced due to restricted visitor access to the North Range, bedchambers and rooms above the undercroft. Admission prices can change.
Historic Scotland, English Heritage, Manx and Cadw members also get reduced or free membership to Linlithgow Palace.
What areas of Linlithgow Palace are open to the public?
Parts of Linlithgow Palace may close at short notice. It is best to check the website for the most up to date information on what is currently accessible to the public.
Do I need to book in advance before I visit Linlithgow Palace?
Yes, you should book ahead of time on the website.
How can I contact the visitor centre at Linlithgow Palace?
Call 01506 842 896.
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