Located in the lowlands of Scotland, Linlithgow is Royal Burgh steeped in history and tradition.

Birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots, the ruins of Linlithgow Palace is the major attraction in the area and Bonsyde House Hotel has spectacular views of its picturesque setting next to Linlithgow Loch.

The town has many attractions and with its central location provides an excellent base from which to explore Scotland.

If you are not in the area on business, here’s a few things you may not have considered:

Linlithgow Palace

Linlithgow Palace and Loch

Birth Place of Mary Queen of Scots the Palace is situated in the heart of Linlithgow beside the 15th century St Michael's Kirk and overlooking the Peel.

Beecraig's Country Park

There is plenty of stuff for both adults and kids to do at Beecraig's from quiet walks through the woodlands to hanging from the tree tops at Go Ape! Tree Top Adventures.

Bo'ness Railway

Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway

Opened in 1981 this is Central Scotlands Steam Railway that runs by The Firth Of The Forth. Stay on board to see the Fireclay Mine!

Hopetoun House

Situated on the outskirts of Edinburgh this beautiful stately home is a great day out with a great deal to offer whether you are here for business or leisure.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle has seen a huge change from 2011 with a £12 million project being carried out to transform it back to it's former glory and to how it may have looked in the mid 16th Century. As one of Scotland's greatest Castles it is well worth a visit.

Cairnpapple Hill

The summit of Cairnpapple hill certainly has something to offer with stunning views over Central Scotland and as far as Arran on a good day. Guide Tours are also available.

Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel

Built between 1446 and 1484 Rosslyn Chapel was founded by Sir William St Clair and to this day is still one of the most popular and beautiful attractions in the area.

Wallace Monument

This famous landmark is over 140 years old. Standing just outside of Stirling The National Wallace Monument has fascinated visitors for years telling the story of Sir William Wallace with it's breathtaking views and incredible history

Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk Wheel

Opened in May 2002 it is an outstanding engineering achievement partly financed by the Millenium Commison. The wheel moves canal boats between canals in a modern way and is the world's only rotating boat lift.

Blackness Castle

Built in the 15th Century by The Crichton's Blackness Castle has stunning views of The Forth Road and Rail Bridge. Although today it stands as a ruin it is steeped in history and was once a castle built for war and imprisonment.

Forth Bridge

The Forth Road and Rail Bridge

Described as an engineering marvel these bridges connect the North-East of Scotland with the South-East. To this day they are both a recognized Scottish Landmark. Take a trip on the train from Edinburgh over The Firth of The Forth and experience them for yourself.

South Queensferry sits on the shore of The Firth of The Forth offering beautiful views of The Bridges and North Queensferry. Enjoy a great day out there with many restaurants to chose from with outstanding scenery. You can also take a ferry from the harbour in South Queensferry to the islands that sit on the water including Inchcolm Island which is one for the kids! Why not either take the train across the Rail Bridge or sail under them to North Queensferry where you and the famiy can visit Deep Sea World

And finally...

One of the most stunning views in the East of Scotland, just up the road. On a really good day you can see for 70 miles – North Berwick Law, Forth Road and Rail bridges, the Kingdom of Fife, and all the way up the River Forth towards Stirling and the Highlands.

There are many other things to see and do in the area, inlcuding canal cruises, climbing, walking, cycling and shopping in Linlithgow itself.

For more information on all of these places, please see out leaflet stands in reception or you can ask a member of staff who will be happy to help you. Alternatively you can visit

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