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A warm welcome awaits you in Scotland’s historic royal burgh. Steeped in history and retaining much of the old character and architecture, Linlithgow is both a great place and a great base.

We have put together for you some suggested schedules for visits, both around Linlithgow and using Linlithgow as a base for a wider visit:

Linlithgow - a Great Visit!

Linlithgow in 1 Day

If you only have one day in Linlithgow, then here is a suggested schedule for your visit:

Linlithgow in 3 Days

If you have three days for your visit, then here is a suggested schedule:

Linlithgow as a Base

In addition to the activities listed in the 3 Day Visit, Linlithgow is a great base for visiting other parts of central Scotland.  Here are some ideas:

Guided Tours & Further Information

Linlithgow Tours Guided Tours of the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow, including customised tours for coach parties and small groups of tourists with Blue Badge Tour Guides who are only too willing to provide an entertaining and enjoyable guided tour of Historic Linlithgow, the Birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

Blue Badge Tours: Gavin Hunter Blue Badge Guide, a member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, can arrange tours of Linlithgow, its surroundings and further afield.
Tel: 01506 844646 Mobile: + 44 (0) 7788 708896

Visit West Lothian is a website that gives information on accommodation and tourist attractions for all of West Lothian

The Edinburgh & The Lothians website has more information on what's on in the capital.

For more about the many other attractions of our great wee country please refer to the Visit Scotland website.

Special Package:

Scottish Dancing and Improve Your English
Linlithgow – a Great Visit!

‘Linlithgow – a Great Visit’ offers visitors a unique range of activities in historic settings, enhanced by language classes to help visitors gain more from their visit. It starts with ‘Scotch Hop’ – the opportunity to participate in Scottish dancing (on Wednesdays from mid July to mid August) in a unique setting – the courtyard of Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

On the same days, in the afternoons, there is Music at the Cross (local Musicians playing around the Cross Well in front of the Burgh Halls) to encourage people to arrive earlier in the Royal Burgh and to enjoy our shops and other local attractions.

The unique offer is enhanced, throughout the summer, by language provision for foreign visitors in the Language Room in Linlithgow. It includes local quality assured accommodation, leisure tours of Linlithgow, cruising on the Union Canal, laser clay shooting and golf at Kingsfield Golf Range, in addition to the full range of heritage attractions in one of Scotland’s most historic towns.