Enjoy a half day Private Tour to Linlithgow Palace from Edinburgh. Discover this architectural gem on a short day out from Scotland's capital. Now a ruinous shell the stones have an important story to tell. Take a half day trip to Scotland's ancient pleasure palace.
Linlithgow Palace was built by the great Renaissance Kings of the Stuart Density. When the plague hit Edinburgh the Royal Family moved to Linlithgow and the nobles followed. For this reason a palace with an impressive Great Hall was needed. Often called the Lion's Den it was the scene of many medieval feasts. In the 16th century King James V gifted the palace to his French bride, Mary De Guise, along with an elaborately decorated fountain that once flowed wine for grand events. This was also the birthplace of one of our most famous Royal figures; Mary Queen of Scots.
After the tour of the palace we can then take a short walk to the loch with spectacular views of the original gate house where the drawbridge entrance was once in place. It is also the place of a medieval Joisting re-enactment that is held here every year. Across the the palace is St Michael's Church with it's aluminum steeple on top of the tower. If it is open we can take a look at the inside of this important building of Linlithgow. The historic Burgh Hall sits at the bottom of the road leading to the palace
On the way back we will take a detour to the seaside town of South Queensferry for views of the Firth of Forth and it's famous bridges. In total the tour will take about 4 hours.
Private Half Day Tour to Linlithgow Palace from Edinburgh
Prices, Dates & What's Included:
This is a private tour and prices and details are available upon request.
The prices for this tour will depend on your group size and itinerary.
We can cater to small groups of 1 to 15 people in a Mercedes Mini-coach.
We are also happy to organise a tour for a larger group with a coach, driver and guide.
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On our private tours you will benefit from qualified guide that will take you inside the historic monuments on an interior tour. All of our private tours include the services of a Blue Badge Tourist Guide accredited by the Scottish Tourist Guide Association.
The Scottish Tourist Guides Association is the accrediting body for professional Tourist Guides in Scotland and awards the Blue Badge, a registered Coat of Arms, which can ONLY be worn by members of STGA. It is recognised as the badge of quality throughout the tourist profession.