Hello Fellow Gallopers,

A few days ago I got an opportunity to spend a glorious day in Linlithgow and courtesy of my dear friend, Emma, I was able to roam around and soak in a bit of the beauty of this town. Thank you for taking the time to show me around, Emma.

Linlithgow is a historical Royal Burgh located in the Central lowlands of Scotland – about 20 miles from Edinburgh. It was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and the preserved ruins of the Royal Palace can be visited in a picturesque setting next to Linlithgow Loch. The chief historical attraction is the remains of Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of James V and Mary Queen of Scots, which is probably Scotland’s finest surviving late medieval secular building.  It was burnt in 1746, and while unroofed is still largely complete although very few of the original furnishings survived.

Another attraction is the 15th Century St.Michael’s Church, the most complete surviving example of a large late “medieval kirk” in Scotland. It’s western tower originally had a distinctive stone crown spire which was removed in the early 19th Century and replaced in 1964 with a then controversial aluminium spire meant to represent Christ’s crown of thorns.

To see the rest of the images*, kindly click the link below:

Till next time, take care and gallop free.

* – images taken with the Canon 50D

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