Linlithgow holiday cottages
The streets and historic wynds are full of old buildings, including great pubs and quaint tea rooms, and you're sure to fall in love with the place. Keen historians and lovers of castles will love holiday cottages Linlithgow. Linlithgow's greatest claim to fame is that Mary Queen of Scots was born in Linlithgow Palace – once a Renaissance royal residence, now a roofless ruin, but in tact enough to walk through many of the rooms, including on the upper floors. The palace is at the edge of Linlithgow Loch, a lovely spot for a picnic and a pleasant walk; a loop of the lake is only about 2 miles. The views are great, and you can bring a dog with you too. Blackness Castle is an incredibly well-preserved garrison and state prison built in the 15th century, not far from Linlithgow on the bank of the Forth. The stately home The House of the Binns has a rich history and rooms full of interesting objects and artefacts, and is well worth a visit. Of course, Linlithgow holiday cottages cater well to golf players; as well as Linlithgow Golf Club there are a number of clubs between Linlithgow and Edinburgh, as well as further south. Want to see more Scottish heritage? Head west to Ayr, the birthplace of Robert Burns, or to Dufftown or Aberlour where you can visit a huge number of whiskey distilleries, or all the way out to islands of Lewis and Skye.