Rather interesting Linlithgow facts
Did you know the King’s Fountain in Linlithgow Palace is the oldest fountain in Britain? The ornate structure dates from 1537, commissioned by James V of Scotland apparently as a way of impressing his new French wife. According to local legend when Bonnie Prince Charlie stopped off at the palace in 1745 wine replaced water – which would perhaps have suited that particularly useless would-be monarch. The Duke of Cumberland avenged the treachery by burning the palace in 1746.
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