(Above video clip shows Linlithgow town and Linlithgow Peel from atop Linlithgow Palace.)

This evening, I am posting information on the ancient town of Linlithgow in West Lothian, Scotland. Location is about twenty miles west of Edinburgh.

Summary information:

  • The name probably translates as ‘wet hollow lake’.
  • An ancient town with population of about 163,000.
  • First recorded in 12th century but history probably goes back much further in time.
  • Key places of interest are Linlithgow Palace, St Michael’s Parish Church and Linlithgow Bridge.
  • Well populated with shops, restaurants, coffee shops¬†and lodgings.
  • Linlithgow Peel (loch) is used for water based activities and stocked with wildlife.
  • Access via rail, road and bus.
  • Close to the town is a ¬†Canal Centre offering boat trips.
  • The town centre boasts a Mercat Cross and numerous buildings dating back hundreds of years.
  • The River Avon flows to the west of the town.
  • Site of important battle in 1526.
18th century plaque commemorating St Michael who is closely associated with Linlithgow.

18th century plaque commemorating St Michael who is closely associated with Linlithgow.

Linlithgow Palace, Scotland.

Linlithgow Palace, Scotland.

Linlithgow Peel (loch).

Linlithgow Peel (loch).

Terraced houses close to Palace.

Terraced houses close to Palace.

River Avon at Linlithgow, Scotland

River Avon at Linlithgow, Scotland

Burgh Hall, Linlithgow, Scotland.

Burgh Halls, Linlithgow, Scotland.

Mercat Cross, Linlithgow, Scotland.

Mercat Cross, Linlithgow, Scotland.

High Street, Linlithgow, Scotland

High Street, Linlithgow, Scotland

West Port, Linlithgow, Scotland.

West Port, Linlithgow, Scotland.

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