Welcome to Linlithgow





A vibrant community set in the heart of Scotland, Linlithgow is a great place to visit, a superb centre from which to explore and a dynamic place in which to do business. Our historic Royal Burgh has great transport links across central Scotland and is situated within easy reach of both Edinburgh and Glasgow by train, bus or car. Our traditional High Street retains its old world charm, whilst very much serving the needs of the present day. Our shops and businesses cater for both locals and visitors alike and our pubs and restaurants have something for everyone.


Linlithgow was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and the preserved ruins of the Royal Palace can be visited in a picturesque setting next to Linlithgow Loch. Sitting alongside the Palace is St Michael’s Parish Church - a building dating from the 15th century, on the site of an even older church.Sitting atop the church and visible from all around the town is the aluminium spire added in 1964.


The patron saint of Linlithgow is St Michael and the town motto “St Michael is kinde to straingers" is symbolic of the welcome we aspire to give to all visitors.

This website has been developed by the Linlithgow Town Business Improvement District (BID) in partnership with Pride & Passion Linlithgow, West Lothian Council and various community groups in the town.