Aug 20, 2010

Linlithgow (27 Feb 2009)

This trip was meant for a break between studies. After did some research on the internet, I decided to ask May to accompany me to Linlith gow. May is considered one of my closest friend in uni probably both of us are quite close in terms on age gap. So we went on a little weekend trip to this place which is about 30 mins away from Edinburgh. Plus the town is full of history being the famous Linlithgow Palace which was once home to the famous Queen of Mary Scots. If England has Queen Elizabeth, in Scotland, Queen Mary is ths famous queen.

the exterior of the palace

my favourite jacket and scarf

my bestie at uni :)

At one time, she claimed the crowns of four nations - Scotland, France, England and Ireland. However, after her second marriage unsuccesful, Queen Mary fled to England to seek shelter from her cousin Queen Elizabeth I but end up being imprisoned for nineteen years as the Queen of England feared of the power that Queen Mary had. She was executed when she was only 44 years old. Her life story remained a sad one and left a deep impression in the hearts of the Scottish. If you noticed, this post is indirectly related to the previous post on the Tudors family.

interior of the palace

interior of a nearby church

typical scottish cottage

Linlithgow town


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