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Linlithgow Palace Tour

Thursday, February 07, 2008

This evening I am presenting some images of Linlithgow Palace. This is accessible from Edinburgh.

The Palace is now a romantic ruin, having been destroyed by fire in 1745, possibly due to a cooking fire left by a retreating Jacobite soldier.

The Palace was a favourite of the Stewart monarchs from James I with both James V and Mary, Queen of Scots being born in the Palace.

Features worthy of note are the Great Hall and Chapel (late 15th century). The qaudrangle has a richly carved 16th century fountain.

This attraction is well worth a visit. It benefits from being situated in a park close to the Linlithgow Loch.


The fountain

The Great Hall

Outer Gate
There is something for all interests here, photographers, students of architecture, historians and even somewhere for the children to play!


posted by Catswhiskers @ 1:04 PM 


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