A Ancient Castles in Edinburgh and Lothians
Linlithgow Palace had numerous renovations to the palace\'s grand facades and chambers carried out as each of the Stewart Kings sought to create the ideal modern palace. The location of the palace is in the centre of the historic town of Linlithgow, beside 15th-century St Michael\'s Kirk, and overlooking the peel (park) and loch. The loch has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest thanks to its wildfowl population. Highlights of Linlithgow palace include the magnificent great hall; the oriels - elegant projecting windows off the king\'s and queen\'s bedchambers; the beautiful three-tiered \"wedding-cake\" fountain in the centre of the courtyard, and the sculptures all around the palace, including the magnificent angel musicians in the royal chapel.
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Edinburgh and Lothians
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland but is a third of the population of Glasgow. Perversely the city has no motorway access to the South and since the local transport links are excellent the city and surrounding area can easily be accessed without a car, arriving by train or plane. The highest concentration of Scotland's major attractions are found within the city and surrounding area - Edinburgh being the top tourist destination in Britain outside of London because its attractions are mostly concentrated in a central area. For the purposes of this guide, the city centre and East Lothian are listed seperately and the Lothians are defined as mainly the areas to the North, South and West of the city.