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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. 

Visitor centre

Entry 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.


On the ground level are the:

  • courtyard
  • ornate fountain
  • old entrance

The first floor, the main part of the palace, includes:

  • the King’s Chambers
  • the Great Hall
  • the Chapel Royal
  • a small museum showing finds from the palace and peel

Floors within the palace are made mainly of stone slabs. The ground floor courtyard and old entrance have flagstones and small cobbles.

The first floor is reached by one of four stone spiral staircases. All have uneven treads and around 25 steps, and three have handrails. There are also many small level changes between rooms.


Linlithgow Peel is the large park that surrounds the palace. A circular path, made of resin bound gravel and about 2.3 miles long, follows the lochside.


Toilets may not be accessible if a function is in progress.

The nearest adapted toilet is at Burgh Halls.


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.

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Opening times

This site is closed while we assess physical distancing options but you can still visit the exterior of the site (Linlithgow Peel).

We’re working hard to gradually reopen the places you love while making sure the experience is safe for everyone.


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