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Looking over Linlithgow Loch to Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland.

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

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

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.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)


Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix Pro 4.1.4.

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

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 6 years ago

    beautiful image

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 6 years ago

    this is brilliant Tom and a fave. As always love your narrative.x

    GCAPAROalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely, agree with catherine, great narative.

  • Thank you so much, lovely to see someone new …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Mayina
    Mayinaalmost 6 years ago

    Very lovely image Tom………

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonalmost 6 years ago

    Great capture Tom

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 6 years ago

    Bet you swam over to get this shot Tom. I think your a closet Indiana Jones. Terrific shot!!

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely capture, Tom! I love it, Indiana Jones! That name just might stick, lol!

  • JamieGreen
    JamieGreenalmost 6 years ago

    Like it Tom.I should be uploading but fancied a trip up your way, in virtual mode.I feel the link. Bonnie PC had an illegitimate daughter who is buried near here!! Did you know?

  • Glad you like the shot mate. Linlithgow is where I was born and raised, so I love the history of this place. Bonnie Prince Charlie had several illegitimate children, but only Charlotte survived past infancy. She spent most of her life in French convents until she was finally reconciled with her father. It is unlikely that she would ever have travelled to scotland.

    – Tom Gomez

  • MichelleR
    MichelleRalmost 6 years ago

    This is wonderful. It’s right out of a fairy tale. I love it!

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 5 years ago

    Fine shot of this historic pile. Linlithgow has the ultimate claim on Mary, Queen of Scots; have visited a number of places associated with her, some the real thing, some suspect, but this is the real deal!

  • It certainly is the real deal Sheila. I was born and raised in Linlithgow so I took all this history for granted when I was younger …

    – Tom Gomez

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