Attractions

Palace in Linlithgow

Linlithgow Palace

This magnificent loch-side palace was begun by James I in 1424, and became a favourite royal residence – James V was born here in 1512, as was his daughter Mary (later Queen of Scots) in 1542, and Bonnie Prince Char…
Museum in Linlithgow

Linlithgow Canal Centre

Lying 200m south of the town centre is the Union Canal and this pretty one-room museum documenting its 200-year history. The centre runs 2½-hour canal-boat trips (adult/child £8/5) west to the Avon Aqueduct, departi…
Castle in Linlithgow

Blackness Castle

Built in the 1440s by the Lord High Admiral of Scotland, this imposing castle juts like the prow of a ship into the Firth of Forth at Blackness, 4 miles northeast of Linlithgow. Its mighty curtain walls have panoram…
Church in Linlithgow

St Michael's Parish Church

Built between the 1420s and the 1530s, this Gothic church is topped by a controversial aluminium spire added in 1964, representing a crown of thorns. The church is said to be haunted by a ghost that foretold James I…