Linlithgow Royal Palace by Tom Gomez

In Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland, Linlithgow Palace was a favourite residence of the Stewart kings before the Union of the Crowns.

Linlithgow Palace is surrounded by the local park (the Peel). The Peel is a man made park which once was part of the adjacent Loch.

Occupying a prominent position beside Linlithgow Loch, the Palace is one of Scotland’s best known historic buildings, and the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. 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.

Linlithgow Palace is an Historic Scotland Category A Listed Building (HB Number 37469).

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS
ISO: 200


Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix 3.2.7.

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

Featured in : United: Australia, UK and The USA : 14 Jun 10
Featured in : Castle Magic : 29 Dec 10

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  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture of this great palace Tom.

  • Thank you so much Lynne …

    – Tom Gomez

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunalmost 5 years ago

    Great lighting and capture Tom and what a history,l was going to ask if you can walk around inside but obviously not , shame it got burn’t out ,l imagine what furnishings it would have held

  • Thank you kindly Trudi, glad you like it. Actually, it is open to the public. It is a very large place, but a ruin of course, no furniture and all the roofs have gone. Still worth a visit however …

    – Tom Gomez

  • klikker
    klikkeralmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic photograph of this place Tom. Its a place I havent been to yet. Now I dont need to lol.

  • Cheers Nick. It is definately worth a visit, the history is amazing …

    – Tom Gomez

  • klikker
    klikkeralmost 5 years ago

    Thanks Tom.Will try to get there this summer then.

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent and the green grass looks like it would feel like satin to walk barefoot…
    Contrast is just beautiful

  • Thank you so much dear Carol …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot mate..On my to visit list, which is getting longer and longer by the minute LOL..

  • Cheers mate. Linlithgow is where I was born and brought up. It is an ancient town with great history. Take a look at my Linlithgow Collection and you will see what I mean.

    – Tom Gomez

  • njordphoto
    njordphotoalmost 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanalmost 5 years ago

    gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!!! OOOOO you caught the light sooo perfectly on this beauty … and what an intriguing and interesting and moody old palace!!! I LOOOOOOOVE it!!!!!!

  • Thank you so much dear Lois, it is a great place …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Cheryl  Lunde
    Cheryl Lundealmost 5 years ago

    Awesome capture :)

  • Thank you kindly Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 5 years ago

    A superb photo Tom x

  • Thank you so much dear Irene …

    – Tom Gomez

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