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