Things to do in Linlithgow

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Things to Do in Linlithgow


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  • FyingKiwi
    Christchurch, New Zealand1,086 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A palace you can literally crawl all over (and spend some time doing so) and get lost amidst a maze of passageways and stairs. Also provides great views over the local area.
    A great place to explore and learn details about Mary Queen of Scots birthplace.
    Written 4 May 2024
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  • Tracey P
    Durham, UK14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited this gorgeous castle with friends on our recent trip to Scotland. You don't have to pay to wander round unless going inside the actual castle (think it was around£7.50 each).
    Nice little gift shop that also does a decent vending machine cuppa for £1.59
    Couple of picnic benches to sit and take in the views.
    Written 8 May 2024
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  • valandkarl
    East Anglia238 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have done the Aqueduct tour before and were really happy when our friends had booked it again for us!
    We did the trip on the Saint Michael yesterday - the weather was amazing, the volunteers were welcoming, friendly and a wealth of knowledge.
    The trip is really relaxing, the commentary is interesting, tea/coffee and shortbread biscuits are provided on board and we had wonderful weather - what more could anyone ask for. An added bonus was being handed a Cadburys cream egg for Easter which we were not expecting!
    It is amazingly good value, we stopped at the Aqueduct and were able to get off to take in the view and this was also a chance for some lovely photos!
    All four of us thoroughly enjoyed the trip and would have no hesitation in doing it all again next time we are staying locally.
    Written 1 April 2024
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  • auldreekie87
    Clackmannanshire, UK565 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Totally recommend booking ahead online onto one of the excellent tours, which are free for NTS members. Luckily we had done so, but sadly the four other visitors who arrived at the same time as us were turned away as there was no space for them. Disappointing when you’ve travelled some way.

    We were part of a group of possibly 12, and it was lovely to be served coffee in china cups and a little shortbread biscuit whilst our guide introduced the house and general safety info. The house is still the Dalyell family home, so one cannot view all of the house, and photography indoors is not allowed. However, the parts we did see were very interesting and our guide, originally from NE England, was excellent at bringing the place to life.

    After the tour, despite the rain, we walked up through the woods to see the tower, currently under scaffolding, and enjoyed rather misty views of the surrounding countryside.
    Written 27 May 2024
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  • Mag
    Gelterkinden, Switzerland34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stayed there for one night only but I would love to come back.
    The campsite is very well maintained. Each pitch has A LOT of space (sth ive never seen before), facilities are great (shower room was actually bigger than my bathroom), you can choose to stay just in front of the forest or a little higher. It is a very quiet area with a lot of birds singing :)
    The location is great where you can walk around in a beautiful forest, walk around the Loch or go to look at quite a lot of sheep.
    Written 14 May 2024
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  • Sheena C
    Glasgow, UK69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We intended just having a look in but it was such a beautiful church that we spent a good while looking round it properly. There’s a lot of very interesting history in the church - Mary Queen of Scots was baptised here. Definitely worth a visit and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
    Written 1 June 2023
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  • Frances G
    Linlithgow, UK257 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We decided to have lunch at the Tee Caddy Cafe today. We had lovely lentil soup with crusty bread, coffee and an empire biscuit. Most enjoyable and the cheapest in town staff are always so pleasant. It was a pleasure to visit and we will certainly return.
    Written 18 February 2020
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  • Annie
    Tidworth, UK1,815 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited the palace and decided to go for a walk around the Loch. The circular walk is 2.3 miles. It is a bit muddy in parts, as you would expect. Peaceful walk.