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The North East corner of Linlithgow Palace.

Although designated as a Royal Palace, this imposing fortification qualifies as a defensive Castle and was built to be just that.

The original entrance to the Palace is here and you can see the remains of the barbican which were added about 1500 to strengthen the defences of the entrance.

Occupying a prominent position beside Linlithgow Loch, the palace is one of Scotland’s best known historic buildings.

The first royal residence was established on this site in the 12th century; the present palace was started for King James I in 1425. James V was born here in 1512, and, by the time of the birth of Mary, Queen of Scots in 1542, the building had taken its present form.

Bonnie Prince Charlie was entertained here in 1745; a year later, after having been occupied by soldiers of the Duke of Cumberland, the palace was gutted by fire and has remained a noble ruin ever since.

Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix.

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

Click on any thumbnail below for more views of this beautiful Palace:

Click on any thumbnail below for views of St. Michael’s Church:

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  • Gary Murison
    Gary Murisonover 6 years ago

    Like the shooting angle Tom. Gives a better idea of the scale of the Palace.

  • joak
    joakover 6 years ago

    jeez tom great stuff it makes it look huge

  • It is huge Joak. I used to work in there (when I was very young)

    – Tom Gomez

  • hilarydougill
    hilarydougillover 6 years ago

    Gorgeous angle tom, wondrous imagery and colour, Beautiful place., great comp an perspective.

  • joak
    joakover 6 years ago

    och yer just a boy yet

  • lareejc
    lareejcover 6 years ago

    I love castles! You lucky guy – you actually worked here? may I ask what you did? This is a very pretty view of the castle – and it looks huge!

  • It was when I was 21, I worked for the Ministry of Works fot 2 years, and we were tasked with repair and maintenance of Ancient monuments. We were based in the Palace and worked on maintaining it and many other monuments all over lowland Scotland. It was a very interesting job and It is where I got my love of history.

    – Tom Gomez

  • Smile
    Smileover 6 years ago

    Love the perspective, wonderful details and rich colours!

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 6 years ago

    Really great perspective Tom!

  • Mar Silva
    Mar Silvaover 6 years ago

    I love the perspective! Great shot.

  • Maureen Bloesch
    Maureen Bloeschover 6 years ago

    had you thought of putting a lot of your photos on ‘public art’?
    great capture!

  • I’m already a member and I do contribute, but I keep running up against the 10 uploads rule.

    I have an awful lot of pictures on RB and I can never remember which ones I have included in which group.

    I personally would be happier if there was a automatic way of listing all the shots you have uploaded to each of the Groups you belong to with the ability to enter edit mode from that list. Then I would be able to manage my group uploads more efficiently and remove pictures from the Group when I fill up my quota.

    – Tom Gomez

  • Kathleen Struckle
    Kathleen Struckleover 6 years ago

    Great perspective.

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