Linlithgow Palace

With Linlithgow Palace I will finish the posts about what we’ve visited in Scotland. We’ve picked Linlithgow Palace because it was one of the filming locations of Outlander. It’s a beautiful place to visit even if you are not a fan of the show. Linlithgow is also the place where Mary Queen of Scots was born and there is a statue of her near the entrance in the palace. Near the palace is a 15th-century parish church of St Michael and it can be visited too. We could only have a look, as it was closing.

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Linlithgow Palace is only 15 miles from Edinburgh and it has been a royal residence in the 15th and 16th century. Sadly, it burned down during the Jacobite rebellion and not because of the battles, but because a fire was left unattended, in 1745.

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It is believed that the fountain was made to flow with wine for Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745.

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The views from the castle are spectacular. I stopped so many times to have a look outside. It’s beautiful.

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The fireplace in the Great Hall is amazing, so big. It must have been so impressive to see it while attending a dinner there. It was restored in 1906.

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I find crows cute. I don’t think lots of people think as I do, but, even so, the picture was too nice not to share.

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The statue of Mary Queen of Scots that I mentioned at the beginning. She had a pretty horrible life, but a life of a monarch is far from nice&cosy.

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In Outlander, Linlithgow Palace was Wentworth Prison. Some of the most dramatic scenes were filmed here. I think it’s quite appropriate as a filming location considering the real Young Pretender was here and so was the army that defeated him.

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I imagine Linlithgow Palace is even more beautiful in the Summer. I would love to visit it again and walk around the gardens.

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