Every year, usually the first weekend in July, Historic Scotland's
Linlithgow Palace hosts a spectacular jousting event over two days (Saturday and Sunday). It's a fun interactive event for adults and children alike.
As well as the jousting there are other royal events that are fun to watch. You can also explore the knights' encampments and stables. There's falconry, period games, craft and skills, a learning zone with medieval craft activities and so much more.
If you don't fancy watching the jousting you can wander around the Palace at your leisure, visit St Michael's Church or walk around the loch. Linlithgow town is also just down the lane waiting to be explored. I didn't get time to see everything this year so I'll be back again.
The event is free if you're a member of Historic Scotland
. Check out their events guide
for more information on prices if you're not a member.
I've written a wee blog post about my day out with lots more photos: https://loveexploringscotland.com/2016/07/07/linlithgow-palace-and-spectacular-jousting/
Please feel free to add more information about Linlithgow to this thread. I'm only a visitor and there will be so much more I don't know about!
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