Linlithgow Palace and Peel Linlithgow Palace and Peel

Linlithgow Palace and Peel

Kirkgate, Linlithgow, EH49 7AL, United Kingdom | 01506 842 896 | Website

Venue Description

This royal pleasure palace was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. You can see the elaborate, restored fountain in action every Sunday in July and August. The high towers look down over the palace's grounds - the Peel - and Linlithgow Loch, an important refuge for wildlife. 29 Mar to 30 Sept: Daily, 9.30am to 5pm (last entry 4.15pm). 1 Oct to 28 Mar: Daily, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.15pm). Download our brand-new audio guide featuring the royal history of the Palace and stories from the site (included in admission price). Please note the King’s Bed Chamber and the Court Kitchen are closed.


Approach to site Approach directly from the car park. Visitor centre Entry is over a small (50mm) stone threshold and is level after that, but the surface is uneven. The visitor centre is on the level, while the shop is entered via a single step. Monument Ground floor The courtyard, the king’s fountain and the old entrance are all on the level, the floor being surfacedwith flagstones and some cobbles. The first floor is reached by one of four stone spiral staircases. Three have handrails. All have uneven treads and around 25 steps. The first floor includes the King’s Chambers, Great Hall, Chapel Royal, and a small museum showing finds from the palace and peel. There are many small level changes between rooms.

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The nearest adapted toilet is at The Vennel, off the High Street, about 350m from the site’s main entrance.


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