Monday, 9 April 2012

Linlithgow Palace/OWT

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The ruined remains of Linlithgow Palace, resides in the West Lothian town of Linlithgow, surrounded by Peel Park and Lake. Beside the ruins is St Michaels church which is topped with a modern crown ( apparently the original Gothic style crown was removed as it was thought to be too heavy for the structure). The palace was home to many of the Scottish Royal Family and most famously the birthplace and childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots. The palace was gutted by fire in the 1700's and the church still bares the scars or bullet holes from Cromwells followers.

Our World Tuesday

7 Feedback Comments:

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see Jane.
I have just had a quick browse around your lovely blog.. and am now following.

Jane said...

Thanks Andrew, glad you liked the blog:)

Gary said...

Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Having lived my life in such a "young" country, I'm always fascinated by places like this and would love to be able to spend more time than I have just enjoying the history! Thank you as always, Jane, for sharing this part of your world with us!


Al said...

That's an imposing building, great shots. I wish we had things like that here!

Stewart M said...

They really don’t make building like that anymore do they?

Splendid looking place.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

EG CameraGirl said...

Holy cow! Seeing the people in the photo shows how HUGE the castle is!