Scottish Windows

One quote from Shakespeare is “The eyes are the windows of the soul.” What are windows a portal to? Edward Gorey once said “My favorite journey is looking out the window.” Sometimes my favorite journey is looking at windows. Here are some windows from towns within a short drive from Edinburgh, Scotland.

I think this one may be my favorite. I am partial to tea though.

Mehmet Morat Ildan is quoted as saying “If you want people to understand you, invite them to your life and let them see the world from your window.” You get to see a little bit of this person’s world through the window in the wall surrounding their property in the picture below. You get a nice view of their back garden.

Window to a walled in garden
Different textures

Mehmet Murat Ildon once said “It is not possible for a house to own a spirit without windows with flowers.” The window below looks quite lovely with flowers perched on the sill.

These windows make me what to live in these houses and towns. How do they make you feel?

Linlithgow

Do you know where Mary Queen of Scots was born? Did you know that spot was also used as a filming location for a television series? The location is Linlithgow Palace, and you can walk the grounds.

One wall on the way in shows the succession order

Linlithgow is in a town of the same name in West Lothian area of Scotland. It is about 15 miles outside Edinburgh.

History
Linlithgow from the back

Mary Queen of Scots was born in Linlithgow Palace in December 1542. A few years later she was sent to France to attend school. She was Catholic and Scotland was transitioning to becoming a protestant nation. She later occasionally stayed at Linlithgow during her reign.

View of the fountain and courtyard through a window

Another figure who visited the Palace was Bonnie Prince Charles. Supposedly when he visited in September 1745 the fountain was made to flow with wine in his honor.

Fountain at Linlithgow
Close up of a section of the fountain

You can drive to this location or take a tour. Some tour companies include this in their itenerary. I will not name the tour I took on this post.

Leaving the grounds heading towards the village/ town.
Filming Location

This location has also been used in television programs. This stood in for Wentworth Prison in Outlander. This is where Jamie was tortured by Captain Black Jack Randall.

Another show that has filmed here was Outlaw King. This is about Robert the Bruce. Robert the Bruce’s men captured the castle in 1313. The fountain is visible in some scenes.

Like many castles it is not in tip top shape, but it is worth seeing. Are you a history buff? Are you a fan of Outlander? This location may interest you.