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.
It is believed that the fountain was made to flow with wine for Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745.
The views from the castle are spectacular. I stopped so many times to have a look outside. It’s beautiful.
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.
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.
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.
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.