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
Hopetoun House is an eighteenth-century castle in Scotland, about 20 miles west of Edinburgh, near South Queensferry.
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.