Plan your visit
Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the palace. Find out more about our conservation work.
The gatehouse and grounds are open. The main gate may be locked when no staff are on duty, however the nearest pedestrian access to the grounds is open at Market Lane.
We are planning to partially re-open Linlithgow Palace by summer 2023. We will put measures in place to provide safe visitor access to as many public areas as possible. This will involve the construction of special access corridors.
Our specialist high-level masonry inspection team surveyed the palace at the end of 2022. During that inspection, we were able to undertake some of the more straightforward repairs. However, there are areas where significant works and longer-term solutions are required. For example, the north range requires a very large amount of work, so visitor access restrictions will remain in place there, along with the scaffolding. We will continue to work with the community to shape the long-term plans for the palace.
Discover more things to do in Linlithgow
Linlithgow is an ancient town and haven for wildlife.
For more to see and do in the area, visit My Linlithgow, who have a map, visitor guide and information about local events.
You can also find out more with Visit Scotland’s Linlithgow Guide.