Mary Queen of Scots was born in Linlithgow Palace – that was 469 years ago! Today the town of Linlithgow (about half an hour’s drive from Edinburgh’s city centre) is a popular destination for those looking to discover what lies beyond Scotland’s capital city. This is especially so in October. Next month the 6th Celebrate Linlithgow Arts Festival will be taking over the town!
From 1st – 30th October events like the ‘Classical Guitar Recital by Ben Kearsley’, the ‘Linlithgow Literary Lunch with Alan Taylor’ and the ‘Fright Night Ghost Walk’ are bound to draw those interested in Music, Literature, Scottish Culture and History to central Scotland. If you would like to be one of this year’s visitors, please take a look at the festival’s official website – you will be able to download a programme, so you can start organising your trip.
If you decide to drive to Linlithgow for the day while you’re staying with us, just ask a member of staff at reception for directions.
Make sure you’re back in Edinburgh for Halloween though! We cannot think of a more atmospheric place to celebrate Halloween than Edinburgh….but more on that in one of our next blog entries – watch this space.