ScotlandHeading along the M6 Motorway we have passed the exit to Lockerbie many times and said we must go there one day, well we finally took a look. Our second day in Scotland we buzzed down the M6, about a one hour drive, we went along the main street looking for the memorial to the people that lost their lives in the terrorist bombing. The memorial sits in a large area set aside in the beautifully kept town cemetery.
Particularly interesting is a small museum in the front corner of the cemetery, run by locals and free entry. The museum gives a good insight into the bombing and the aftermath. Afterwards it was lunch and a stroll on the high street before heading home.
We filled another day with a visit to Linlithgow Palace, principle residence of the monarchs of Scotland in the 15th and 16th centuries and of note because it is the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots on 8 December 1542, to King James V and his French second wife, Mary of Guise. A building here dates back to the 12th century.
|The Front Door|
|The Court Yard|
|Part of the Royal Apartments now|
|Artist's impression of the Royal Apartments|
|View across the palace to St Michaels Church|
|The Great Hall now|
|Artist's impression of the Great Hall|
|The kitchen fireplace|
|View of the inland loch surrounding the palace|
|St Michael's Church in the forecourt of the palace|