Linlithgow is a 16th Century town 18 miles outside of Edinburgh, that is easily visited by train, that was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. The main attraction is Linlithgow Palace which remains largely intact and makes a fascinating attraction, with displayed artefacts and illustrations of the way life was lived in Tudor times and what passed for the then Scottish Court. Linlithgow is also the home of the Edinburgh & Glasgow Union Canal Centre from where boats can be hired to experience the Falkirk Wheel or for the two and a half hour canal trip to the fantastic Avon Aqueduct.
Things to do in Linlithgow
Blackness Castle is a fortress built in the 15th century in Scotland, in West Lothian, on the south shore of the Firth of Forth. It is located on a peninsula near the Forth Bridge, not far from Edinburgh. After serving as a stronghold, prison and garrison, the castle is now managed by the Historic Scotland association.
Almond Valley Heritage Center
The Almond Valley has a working farm, mill, Museum and light railway orientated round family fun
Cairnpapple was used from about 3,000 BC to 1400 BC firstly as a ceremonial site then several centuries later as a burial site.
Abercorn Parish Church
Abercorn Parish Church is a beautiful church located in West Lothian, Scotland, close to the south coast of the Firth of Fort. The Parish church dates back to a major rebuild and extension in 1893.
Linlithgow Canal Centre
The Linlithgow Union Canal was founded in 1975 to encourage the restoration and use of the Union Canal. Enjoy a boat ride around the canal on the Victoria she was built in 1972.
The Boness and Kinneil Railway has been developed since 1979 located on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, Scotland's largest railway museum having over 60,000 visitors from abroad.