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Things to See & Do

We offer a great range of fun, interesting & exciting things to do!

Steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful countryside, West Lothian is Scotland’s secret gem.  Conveniently situated between Edinburgh and Glasgow, it provides a perfect day out for visitors with activities for all ages.

Relive Scotland’s heritage and visit a stately home, a medieval kirk or the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Young explorers can discover nature at an outdoor country park, spend time with farm animals or indeed, view wild animals. With soft play, arts and crafts or a spot of adventure golf, there are loads of fun children’s activities too.

Improve your golf swing, visit the theatre or just while away the hours with a fishing rod, why not visit West Lothian today?

 

Highlights

  • Linlithgow Palace and Peel Linlithgow Palace
    Linlithgow

    This royal pleasure palace was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. You can see the elaborate, restored fountain in action every Sunday in July and August.

  • The Hive The Hive Play and Party Centre
    Bathgate

    The Hive Soft Play has a spectacular play frame for all the family to enjoy.

  • Canal Fun Day ©Martine Stead Linlithgow Canal Centre
    Linlithgow

    Canal Cruises to Avon Aqueduct, Linlithgow Boat Trips, Tearoom, Canal Museum, Charters and Self-Drive Canal Boat Hire. Open from Easter until the end of September

  • Back of House View Hopetoun House
    South Queensferry

    Built over 300 years ago, Hopetoun continues to be the home of the Hope family. Hopetoun was also used as a filming location in the internationally acclaimed Outlander TV program.

  • lion Five Sisters Zoo
    West Calder

    Five Sisters Zoo Park is a fabulous attraction which offers fun for all the family. Take a visit to see the newest arrivals - Lions!

  • Binny Plants Binny Plants
    Broxburn & Uphall

    Binny Plants is a family run business who specialise in unusual hardy perennials and peonies.

  • Clubhouse Pumpherston Golf Club
    Livingston

    Pumpherston is a 6000 yard, par 70 course with greens constructed to USPGA standard. The course offers a true test for golfers of all abilities

  • Scottish Owl Centre Slide The Scottish Owl Centre
    Whitburn

    See Owls from all over the world and enjoy the daily all-weather flying displays and Prof Hoot’s Owl School. Open Feb-Nov. Jan&Dec: Booking only

  • Potter Around Potter Around
    Kirknewton

    Potter Around is a friendly and welcoming craft studio offering a number of arts and crafts activities run by knowledgeable, helpful staff.

  • Uphall Golf Club - exterior Clubhouse Uphall Golf Club
    Broxburn & Uphall

    Uphall Golf Club, an 18 hole parkland course, is 5588 yards, par 69, maintained to a high standard, adjacent to Macdonald Houstoun House. The bar & restaurant open daily and visitors very welcome.

  • FREE Bathgate Academy West Lothian Local History Library
    Linlithgow

    West Lothian Local History Library – all about the history and heritage of West Lothian – and family history too.

  • Nutty Bouncer Almond Valley Heritage Centre
    Livingston

    A wonderful day of adventure and play featuring friendly farmyard animals.

  • Low Port Centre Low Port Centre
    Linlithgow

    Providers of outdoor education and residential experience to schools, organised groups and individuals

  • FREE View of Annet House from Street Annet House Museum
    Linlithgow

    Visit Annet House Museum on the town’s High Street to discover Linlithgow’s fascinating history. Open from 1st April until end October.

  • © Cook Tully Edinburgh Monarchs Edinburgh Monarchs Armadale Speedway
    Armadale

    Motorcycle Speedway Racing on a premier track for all the family! Race Friday Nights from March to October

  • Walk Across Scotland Walk Across Scotland
    Broxburn & Uphall

    Specialising in self-guided walking holidays across Scotland’s most beautiful & awe inspiring landscapes.

  • New Hopetoun Gardens New Hopetoun Gardens
    South Queensferry

    New Hopetoun Gardens are full of inspirational ideas for your own garden. Explore our small gardens each month, from the Winter Walk in the Woodland, through the timeless Oriental Garden.

  • Ancestral Tourism Discover your Ancestors in West Lothian

    West Lothian is a place full of history and heritage. Begin your ancestral journey here.

  • Linlithgow Palace and Peel Linlithgow Palace
    Linlithgow

    This royal pleasure palace was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. You can see the elaborate, restored fountain in action every Sunday in July and August.

  • The Hive The Hive Play and Party Centre
    Bathgate

    The Hive Soft Play has a spectacular play frame for all the family to enjoy.

  • Canal Fun Day ©Martine Stead Linlithgow Canal Centre
    Linlithgow

    Canal Cruises to Avon Aqueduct, Linlithgow Boat Trips, Tearoom, Canal Museum, Charters and Self-Drive Canal Boat Hire. Open from Easter until the end of September

  • Back of House View Hopetoun House
    South Queensferry

    Built over 300 years ago, Hopetoun continues to be the home of the Hope family. Hopetoun was also used as a filming location in the internationally acclaimed Outlander TV program.

  • lion Five Sisters Zoo
    West Calder

    Five Sisters Zoo Park is a fabulous attraction which offers fun for all the family. Take a visit to see the newest arrivals - Lions!

  • Binny Plants Binny Plants
    Broxburn & Uphall

    Binny Plants is a family run business who specialise in unusual hardy perennials and peonies.

  • Clubhouse Pumpherston Golf Club
    Livingston

    Pumpherston is a 6000 yard, par 70 course with greens constructed to USPGA standard. The course offers a true test for golfers of all abilities

  • Scottish Owl Centre Slide The Scottish Owl Centre
    Whitburn

    See Owls from all over the world and enjoy the daily all-weather flying displays and Prof Hoot’s Owl School. Open Feb-Nov. Jan&Dec: Booking only

  • Potter Around Potter Around
    Kirknewton

    Potter Around is a friendly and welcoming craft studio offering a number of arts and crafts activities run by knowledgeable, helpful staff.

  • Uphall Golf Club - exterior Clubhouse Uphall Golf Club
    Broxburn & Uphall

    Uphall Golf Club, an 18 hole parkland course, is 5588 yards, par 69, maintained to a high standard, adjacent to Macdonald Houstoun House. The bar & restaurant open daily and visitors very welcome.

  • FREE Bathgate Academy West Lothian Local History Library
    Linlithgow

    West Lothian Local History Library – all about the history and heritage of West Lothian – and family history too.

  • Nutty Bouncer Almond Valley Heritage Centre
    Livingston

    A wonderful day of adventure and play featuring friendly farmyard animals.

  • Low Port Centre Low Port Centre
    Linlithgow

    Providers of outdoor education and residential experience to schools, organised groups and individuals

  • FREE View of Annet House from Street Annet House Museum
    Linlithgow

    Visit Annet House Museum on the town’s High Street to discover Linlithgow’s fascinating history. Open from 1st April until end October.

  • © Cook Tully Edinburgh Monarchs Edinburgh Monarchs Armadale Speedway
    Armadale

    Motorcycle Speedway Racing on a premier track for all the family! Race Friday Nights from March to October

  • Walk Across Scotland Walk Across Scotland
    Broxburn & Uphall

    Specialising in self-guided walking holidays across Scotland’s most beautiful & awe inspiring landscapes.

  • New Hopetoun Gardens New Hopetoun Gardens
    South Queensferry

    New Hopetoun Gardens are full of inspirational ideas for your own garden. Explore our small gardens each month, from the Winter Walk in the Woodland, through the timeless Oriental Garden.

  • Ancestral Tourism Discover your Ancestors in West Lothian

    West Lothian is a place full of history and heritage. Begin your ancestral journey here.

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    • Couple Cycling

      West Lothian is a great area for cycling whether you are a novice, occasional cyclist, want to go out on a leisurely cycle with the family or are a serious mile-eater.

    • WL Clarion Cycling by the Canal

      There are a number of cycling clubs and organisations active in West Lothian, notably West Lothian Clarion and CTC Livingston and West Lothian.

    • Linlithgow Union Canal Centre

      Click here for general cycling maps of local towns

    • Hooked on Cycling

      Hooked on Cycling is West Lothian’s premier bike shop and cycling holiday provider.

    • Elevation Cycles

      At Elevation Cycles we provide you with a friendly and honest service.

    • Road to Blackness

      Blackness, the former port of Linlithgow, is a charming coastal village and the Castle attracts many tourists.

    • Cairnpapple

      This challenging cycle tour, climbing into the Bathgate Hills, affords views of much of central Scotland including the Trossaches and Ben Lomond.

    • Binny Craig

      The ride follows pleasant lanes past Abercorn Church which is situated in charming wooded setting.

    • Couple Cycling

      This circular ride explores some of the nicest parts of Livingston, the parts you never see from a car!

    • Bathgate Alps
      Bathgate Alps
      Bathgate

      The name was given to the area by West Lothian Clarion founding member Sadiq Mir in 2007.

    • Bike and Go
      Bike & Go
      Linlithgow

      Bike & Go hire scheme has now launched in Linlithgow, West Lothian. This is a fantastic new way to explore and travel the area with this new bike hire scheme.

    • Blue Blackness
      John Muir Way
      Linlithgow

      The new John Muir Way stretches all the way from Helensburgh in the West to Dunbar on the East Coast.