Linlithgow Cross – The focal point of Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland, is the Cross, overlooked by the magnificent Town House, built in 1668-70 to replace the original Tolbooth, demolished on the orders of Oliver Cromwell.

Altered over the years, it now accommodates the Burgh Halls (including the Council Chamber of the former Linlithgow Town Council) and the local Visitor Awareness Centre.

The Cross Well in front, itself a replica of a 1628 original, was created in 1807 by Robert Gray, a one-handed stonemason.

Incidently, Linlithgow is the town where I was born. I lived there until I married. When I was a teenager, my friends and I would go to the “Dancing” in the Town House on a Saturday night.

Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix.

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Related shots can be found at: Linlithgow, Lowland Scotland or you can look at all my HDR shots.

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linlithgow cross, linlithgow, historic, scotland, scottish, well, town house, burgh halls, town hall, tolbooth, oliver cromwell, west lothian, hdr, hdri

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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 6 years ago

    fabulous capture Tom

  • Maureen Bloesch
    Maureen Bloeschover 6 years ago

    nice shot!

  • flame7
    flame7over 6 years ago

    Nice one !

  • flame7
    flame7over 6 years ago

    Nice one !

  • flame7
    flame7over 6 years ago

    Woops…

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 6 years ago

    Great shot and history.

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 6 years ago

    beautiful capture

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkover 6 years ago

    this looks even better Tom

  • kia3
    kia3over 6 years ago

    beautiful

  • Smile
    Smileover 6 years ago

    Just Beautiful!!!!!

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