Linlithgow Palace Photos

Linlithgow Palace (c1424-1624 with 5 building periods) was birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots (Dec. 8, 1542) and the earliest surviving Scottish royal palace (though most upper rooms have no roof). Not only was Linlithgow home to Scottish Royalty, it was also used by Scottish Parliament; Cromwell's troops (1650-9); & Bonnie Prince Charles (1745). The fountain (1534-41) in the courtyard is a highlight of any visit & served as a model for the one at Holyroodhouse. Linlithgow is run as museum by Historic Scotland (HES) and is an easy drive west of Edinburgh, usually visited together with Blackness Castle.

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Gate leading to Linlithgow Palace beside tower of St. Michael Church. Linlithgow, Scotland.Linlithgow Palace run as museum by Historic Scotland. Linlithgow, Scotland.Linlithgow Palace birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. Linlithgow, Scotland.Carved hexagonal fountain in courtyard of Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.
Gate leading to Linlithgow Palace beside tower of St. Michael Church. Linlithgow, Scotland.Linlithgow Palace run as museum by Historic Scotland (HES). Linlithgow, Scotland.Linlithgow Palace (c1424-1624 with 5 building periods) birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots (Dec. 8, 1542). Linlithgow, Scotland.Carved hexagonal fountain (c1538) in courtyard of Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.
Linlithgow Palace fountain with sculpted mermaid & drummer. Linlithgow, Scotland.Unicorn on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland.Drummer on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland.Mermaid among carved heads on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland.
Linlithgow Palace fountain with sculpted mermaid & drummer. Linlithgow, Scotland.Unicorn on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland.Drummer on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland.Mermaid among carved heads on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland.
Mermaid beside carved bulls head on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland.Man with cloak on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland.Stag with wings on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland.Man with drum on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland.
Mermaid beside carved bulls head on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland.Man with cloak on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland.Stag with wings on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland.Man with drum on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland.
Gargoyle heads on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland.Bulls head on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland.God save the King banner on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland.Stairwell tower in corner of courtyard of Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.
Gargoyle heads on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland.Bulls head on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland.God save the King banner on Linlithgow Palace fountain. Linlithgow, Scotland.Stairwell tower in corner of courtyard of Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.
Carved niches over portal in courtyard of Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Great Hall built for James I at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Great Hall fireplace at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Great Hall carving at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.
Carved niches over portal in courtyard of Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Great Hall built for James I (after 1424) at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Great Hall fireplace at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Great Hall carving at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.
Great Hall ruins at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Range at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Pillar carvings at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Carving in corridor at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.
Great Hall ruins at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Range at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Pillar carvings at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Carving in corridor at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.
Chapel anteroom at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Royal apartments at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Royal apartments at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Entrance bridge ruins at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.
Chapel anteroom at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Royal apartments at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Royal apartments at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Entrance bridge ruins at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.
Pond at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Pond at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.House beside Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.
Pond at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.Pond at Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.House beside Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow, Scotland.

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