The Look-out Post

Tom Gomez

Joined January 2008

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On 9 September 1513, the peace with England having foundered, James IV faced the Earl of Surrey’s army on Flodden Field, where he fell along with many of the Scottish nobility. His Queen, Margaret Tudor (daughter of English King Henry VII) is reputed to have waited vainly for his return from the battle in the draughty look-out post above the north-west turnpike stair, known today as “Queen Margaret’s Bower”, the highest point in Linlithgow Palace.

Occupying a prominent position beside Linlithgow Loch, Linlithgow Palace is located in Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland and is one of Scotland’s best known historic buildings.

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

The birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, Linlithgow Palace was a favourite residence of the Stewart kings before the Union of the Crowns.

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.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Sigma 18-200mm lens
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Three bracketed JPGs converted to HDR in Photomatix Pro 4.0.2.

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

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