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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  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 6 years ago

    Great capture and colour Tom

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 6 years ago

    beautiful!

  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTabout 6 years ago

    Nice to see history being preserved. We’ve had two Grade II LIsted Buildings demolished where I live.

  • gypsykatz
    gypsykatzabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful capture, thankyou for sharing the history along with it!!!!

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasabout 6 years ago

    Very good photo of this beautiful town square.

  • Mayina
    Mayinaabout 6 years ago

    Another beauty Tom

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful

  • handprintz
    handprintzabout 6 years ago

    lovely shot

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 6 years ago

    Great composition and commentary! Lovely architecture and a wonderful angle to highlight the area.

  • janeymac
    janeymacabout 6 years ago

    lovely capture of this beautiful site!!

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