Linlithgow Palace

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The King’s Bed Chamber, Court Kitchen and North Range are closed.

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In line with best practice in the visitor attractions industry, visitors with disabilities are treated on an equal basis with all other visitors and entry is charged at the appropriate admission category rate - Adult/Concession/Child. Proof of disability is not required.

We recognise that some disabled visitors may need help to visit our sites and we offer free entry for accompanying carers, these can be added when making your booking. Please note this is limited to two carers per transaction.


The car park is stone cobbled at the front of the palace. There are two accessible bays next to the entrance. The furthest bay is 5m from the entrance. 


Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.  

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Linlithgow Palace, but are not permitted in roofed areas. 

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.

Visiting the site

  • Entry to the palace is over a small (50mm) stone threshold. The entrance way is then level but uneven
  • Entry to the visitor centre is over a small (5cm) stone threshold. Inside, the floor is level but its surface uneven. The visitor centre is on the level. There is a single step into the shop.
  • The courtyard, the king’s fountain and the old entrance are all on the level. The floor is surfaced with flagstones and some cobbles
  • The first floor is reached up a spiral staircase with uneven treads and around 25 steps
  • Upper levels are reached via spiral staircases with uneven treads
  • The first floor includes the King’s Chambers (currently closed), Great Hall and Chapel Royal
  • Queen Margaret’s Bower is a small turret, reached up a series of steep stone steps
  • There are many small level changes between rooms
  • There are benches in the palace courtyard


The peel around the palace is large grassed park. There is a circular path of compacted gravel around the loch. It is about 2.3 miles long in total.

There are benches and picnic tables on the peel.


A temporary toilet is available on site.

The nearest adapted toilet is at The Vennel, off the High Street, about 350m from the site’s main entrance.

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Opening times

The King’s Bed Chamber and the Court Kitchen are currently closed.

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5pm (last entry 4.15pm)

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm (last entry 3.15pm)

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