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The local park (the Peel), in Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland. The Peel is a man made park which once was part of the adjacent Loch.

In the distance is the imposing ruin of Linlithgow Palace, a favourite residence of the Stewart kings before the Union of the Crowns.

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 60D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM


Related shots can be found at: Linlithgow or Lowland Scotland.

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  • John44
    John44about 3 years ago

    Lol.. we also have an area in Holland called De Peel Tom
    But yours is stunning for sure!!

  • Thank you kindly my good friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 3 years ago

    What a great capture dear Tom, of such a wonderful place.x

  • Thank you dear Catherine, I went to Primary School about 100 yards from this spot so I know it really well …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithabout 3 years ago

    Looks like a lovely place to spend some time Tom. Interesting history.

  • Thank you Christine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...about 3 years ago


  • Thank you kindly Darlene …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous place, Tom. Great shot! x

  • Thank you kindly Agnes …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 3 years ago

    Abslutely beautiful Tom!

  • Thank you so much Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 3 years ago

    oh so lovely!!!!!

  • Thank you kindly Lois …

    – Tom Gomez

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 3 years ago

    Fascinating history, what a beautiful looking ruin, I would like to see that one up close, oh well, another to my holiday wish list

  • Thank you kindly, the whole town has an amazing history …

    – Tom Gomez

  • WalnutHill
    WalnutHillabout 3 years ago

    Totally lovely!!


  • Thank you kindly Jan …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 3 years ago

    Its that time of year again Tom! Bonnie shot Sir :o)

  • Cheers my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

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