Tuesday, 27 May 2014

A trip to Linlithgow Palace

Continuing on with our Historic Scotland adventures, Linlithgow Palace was next on the list.  This was somewhere I'd been dying to get a look at inside for ages, since we've walked Parsnip around the loch a few times but never went in until now.  It was a pretty amazing sight inside and out - the interiors were mostly burned out in the 1700s when a visiting army accidentally set fire to one of the rooms and just...left it to burn.  Lovely.  Remind me never to show hospitality to the militia when Tam and I move into our castle!  (Oh yeah, we're gonna have a castle.  Or a cottage.  Not decided yet.)  There were still burn marks on some of the walls, that was pretty cool to see.  

We climbed up to the tower and got a great view down to the loch, marvelled over the weird figures in the courtyard fountain and found a fireplace taller than Tam.  I'll definitely be going back for more pictures soon.

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    1. I liked this batch! Let's go again soon! Now! :)

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  2. Beautiful photos! The Palace is stunning.

    Beccy // Bluebell & Bumpkin

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    1. Thanks! The exteriors were very photogenic :)

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  3. Love it! And you should definitely live in a castle. I *almost* lived in a castle once. Not an exciting story, but I was planning to rent an apartment in an old converted castle but it was too awkward for work at the time :( . Gutted, it would have been cool to say I lived in a castle.

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    1. Aw that would have been amazing! My history obsessed friend's parents nearly bought a castle when they moved to Scotland, needless to say he still holds this against them ;)

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