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Opening times

1 April to 30 September:
Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 5.30pm

1 October to 31 March:
Monday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm

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The car park is:

  • at the front of the palace
  • cobbled

Two accessible bays are next to the palace 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 loch.


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

View our access guide to find out about accessibility at more than 80 of our sites.

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