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Opening times

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 4.45pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.15pm

Facilities

 

Access

Parking

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.

Monument

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.

Grounds

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

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

An adapted toilet is at the Vennel, about 350m from the main entrance to the site.

Dogs

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. A no fouling rule applies at all our sites.

Access Guide

For information on accessibility at more than 80 of our sites download our Access Guide

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