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by Cindy Grant
June 26, 2011
From journal The Scotland Ghostour
March 6, 2006
From journal Weekend in Edinburgh
Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
March 5, 2006
From journal Investigating Tourist Hot Spots in Stirlingshire
by Mary Porcher
New Haven, Connecticut
July 26, 2002
St. Michael's church is located at the entrance of the palace and can be visited for free. It is what I would call the typical British abbey. High ceilings, cold stone, and colorful stained glass.
The palace can be entered a only a few steps up the hill, and admission is about 3 pounds per person. You'll find that you can roam around the ruins, duck through all of the passageways and stairs virtually alone with history and nature. This palace is one of the oldest and most historic in Scotland. It was built in 1200 and rebuilt in 1400. It had a wooden roof, which has long vanished, and much of it has crumbled. But you can still look through the large stone windows of the king's bedroom over the amazing loch and town below. You can almost feel the centuries of history here.
I highly recommend this adventure to anyone visiting Edinburgh. In only a few hours, we saw rolling countryside full of widlflowers and cattle, a palace overlooking a lake, and all sorts of interesting passageways and rooms from the past.
NOTE: if you plan to visit this palace, Edinburgh Castle, and more sights in Scotland, you may want to seriously consider purchasing a Historic Scotland membership. A couple will get free entrance to all HS properties for 53 pounds. Admission to Edinburgh Castle and Linlithgow Palace alone is 20 pounds.
From journal Amazing Edinburgh