Linlithgow Palace in Scotland – My Captured Moment

It’s Thursday again which means it’s link up time again with the lovely Heledd over at Running in Lavender.

My Captured Moment for this week is a photo of me when I had newly arrived here in Scotland, UK way back in the year 2008.  It’s unthinkable that I have actually been here for the good 7 years of my life.  I suppose time flies so quick when you’re having fun.


The photo was taken in the fore entrance of Linlithgow Palace.  It is situated 15 miles west of Edinburgh.  The  Palace is popularly known as the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.  Although today it lies roofless and ruined after a fire swept through it in January 1746 and yet it remained magnificent.

When I newly arrived here in Scotland, my husband had been off work for a week, so he brought me around to the nearby tourist attractions.  And the very first one of which was Linlithgow Palace.

Linlithgow Palace stands on a promontory, overlooking a small inland loch and the park.  We walked from the town, went up the hill towards the Palace and when we reached the top, I was totally awed with the stunning view.  That’s how I felt when I first saw this place.  So green, tranquil and remarkably beautiful.

We went round the Loch and fed the numerous ducks wandering around as it was one of the fun things to do when you’re there.  To be honest, the place gave me a very good first impression of Scotland, having an amazing scenery and a well-preserved history and natural beauty.

Have you been to Linlithgow Palace yet?

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24 thoughts on “Linlithgow Palace in Scotland – My Captured Moment

  • Emma's Mamma

    Wow what a lovely memory! Glad you got such a great first impression of Scotland. I first visited London at the age of 12 and I hated it. Too much rain, it was grey and bomb threats left right and centre. But now almost 20 years later, I’ve lived here 9 years and I love it! x #MyCapturedMoment

    • ReimerandRuby

      That’s what I hate in Scotland as well, is the frequent rains, no proper summer, but apart from that.. I love it here too.

  • Nice post 🙂 I absolutely love Scotland, especially the Highlands! Would love to return at some point.

    • ReimerandRuby

      There’s loads of wonderful views here in Scotland… not been to the the highlands though.

  • Ah such a lovely captured moment. Scotland is so very beautiful and lush but I bet it isn’t for the faint hearted, I have been in August and froze half to death, but so worth it for the magnificent views x

    • ReimerandRuby

      That’s the only downside here, the weather is not too great even at summer time. But apart from that, views are stunning.

  • What a beautiful day, I’d love to visit Scotland someday. That’s a gorgeous photo of you at the castle x

  • Aww what a lovely memory that you will treasure forever! Such a lovely read! Suz x

  • What a lovely memory for you. We have just returned from our 4th visit to Scotland, and we love it up there. Such beautiful scenery and stunning beaches. We would love to visit Edinburgh one day #mycapturedmoment

    • ReimerandRuby

      It’s good you enjoyed your visit here. Thank you for the lovely comment!

  • I love Linlithgow Palace, it’s beautiful. I’m from Edinburgh, so I know the are well 🙂 What a wonderful first impression you got! #sundaystars

    • ReimerandRuby

      oh! so, we’re just nearby… lol. Thank you for dropping by and for the lovely comment!

  • Heledd -Running in Lavender

    What a lovely picture, you look so happy and excited to be in Scotland – and I don’t blame you, it’s so beautiful. Thank you so much for linking up xx #MyCapturedMoment

  • Scotland has some beautiful places I’ve been there lots as a kid but not visited for years. Thanks for linking to #picknmix

  • This is such a great memory and also a beautiful photo! 7 years is a long time, so I suppose time is flying for you! Also, I love your blog layout xx

    • ReimerandRuby

      aw Thank you! yep time just flies so quick and you won’t even notice it. Thanks for the lovely comment!

  • Lisa

    Lovely memory, would love to visit Scotland. It’s amazing how quickly time goes by. #throwbackthursday

  • I have never been but would love to, I love looking around places like this. Thanks for linking up to #throwbackthursday and see you again lovely! x

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