Menu

Scottish Korean War Memorial

Scottish Korean War Memorial Shrine
  • Scottish Korean War Memorial Shrine
  • Scottish Korean War Memorial Entrance
  • The memorial was created by the Lothians and West of Scotland branch of the now defunct British Korean Veterans Association as a tribute to the memory of their fallen comrades.

    The Memorial is an arboretum of 1,114 native Scottish trees, one for every man who died, and a shrine surrounded by two mounds in the shape of the Ying and Yang on the Korean flag.

    The shrine is built in the traditional style of a Korean shrine and contains name boards listing all the 1,114 men who died.

    It is the only memorial in the UK dedicated to the Korean War that does this. The mounds have 110 Korean firs on them; one for every ten men who died.

    There are two seats and a picnic area for those who would like to spend a little time in reflection.

    The site, in the hills overlooking the Firth of Forth, was donated by West Lothian Council, who maintain the memorial.

    Download the guide which includes a map and information.

  • The Memorial is located on the minor road linking Bathgate and Linlithgow and is signed from both these towns.

    From Bathgate follow B792 towards Torphichen and follow signs for Beecraigs Country Park. The War Memorial is 1 mile up this road.

    From the M8 follows signs for Beecraigs Country Park

    Car parking is available.

    Google Maps search for Witchcraig Wood

    Landranger Map 65: Grid Ref: 987727

Location

Scottish Korean War Memorial
Witchcraig Wood
West Lothian

Landranger Map 65: Grid ref: 987727
Signed from Linlithgow Town Centre
From M8 follow signs for Beecraigs Country Park

Ratings

Facilities

  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Children Welcome
  • Pet Friendly

Details

Price:

FREE

Free

What's Nearby?

Look what else you can do!

    • Beecraigs Lodge Beecraigs Caravan & Camping Site
      Linlithgow

      Open all year, modern toilet facilities, ideal countryside retreat, perfect base from which to explore Central Scotland, Trossachs, Glasgow & Edinburgh.

      1.60 miles away
    • Exterior Williamscraig Holiday Cottages
      Linlithgow

      3 family-friendly, luxury 4 star cottages (each sleeps 6) in beautiful countryside near Linlithgow

      1.62 miles away
    • Interior Arden Country House
      Linlithgow

      Delightful, 5 star, multiple award winning Bed and Breakfast set in a quiet rural retreat, close to the historic town of Linlithgow.

      1.78 miles away
    • exterior Aran House B&B
      Linlithgow

      Aran House is an ideal Bed and Breakfast establishment to enjoy your stay while visiting central Scotland.

      2.12 miles away
    • Exterior Lumsdaine House
      Linlithgow

      Enjoy spectacular views from every window and enjoy the tranquillity whilst being only 30 minutes from Edinburgh

      2.13 miles away
    • Living Room Bankhead Farm
      Livingston

      Bankhead Farm has converted a farm courtyard into beautiful modern visitor accommodation.

      2.39 miles away
    • Exterior Garden Cottage
      Linlithgow

      Garden Cottage is a self-catering upside down cottage, carefully renovated from a small 400 year old stone built stable and located just off Linlithgow High Street

      2.70 miles away
    • Interior Parkley Farm Cottages
      Linlithgow

      Self-catering holiday cottage accommodation, near Edinburgh, just outside historic Linlithgow.

      2.70 miles away
    • Exterior Palace View B&B
      Linlithgow

      Only B&B in the High Street close to all Linlithgow amenities.

      2.72 miles away
    • Exterior Strawberry Bank B&B
      Linlithgow

      Strawberry Bank House enjoys a prime location within the historic town of Linlithgow and offers Bed and Breakfast accommodation to all business and non-business customers.

      2.76 miles away
    • Court Residence The Court Residence
      Linlithgow

      You will immediately feel at home when you enter the Court Residence, West Lothian. Specially designed to meet the needs of corporate, leisure and tourists alike.

      2.83 miles away
    • Double Bedroom The Gables
      Bathgate

      Family run Guest House in the market town of Bathgate close to rail and motorway links to Scotlands cities.

      2.84 miles away
    • FREE Witchcraig Wood Witchcraig Wood Walk
      Torphichen

      A pleasant uphill walk with fantastic views which begins at the impressive Korean War Memorial. Distance: 2.5 mls / 4kms

      0.14 miles away
    • Cairnpapple Cairnpapple Hill
      Torphichen

      Stand on a once sacred hilltop where people first held rituals and raised monuments 6000 years ago. Open in Summer only.

      0.64 miles away
    • Torphichen Preceptory Torphichen Preceptory
      Torphichen

      The tower and transepts of a church built by the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in the 13th century, much altered. Open 1st April- 30th September, weekends only

      1.20 miles away
    • fisherman Beecraigs Loch Fishery
      Linlithgow

      Sheltered, 20 acre, chalk spring loch. Open throughout the year, regularly stocked with quality Rainbow Trout. Fly fishing from boat, optional "Catch & Keep"/"Catch & Release".

      1.60 miles away
    • Deer Beecraigs Animal Attraction
      Linlithgow

      Beecraigs Red Deer herd & Highland Cattle fold, seen off the Sutherland Way & viewing platform

      1.60 miles away
    • FREE Sunset- Southern Boundary Beecraigs Country Park
      Linlithgow

      Wide range of activities within 370 hectares (913 acres), near historic Linlithgow. Open throughout the year, free entry.

      1.60 miles away
    • Bowden Springs Trout Fishery Bowden Springs Trout Fishery
      Linlithgow

      Bowden has 2 reservoirs which are separated by an earth dam. Both basins are spring fed, draining from the beautiful hills around Torphichen

      1.62 miles away
    • Bangour Fishery Peel Bangour Trout Fishery
      Broxburn & Uphall

      Award winning, 7.5.acre still water bank fishery, nestled in the heart of the Bathgate hill, stocked weekly with top quality rainbow, blues, tigers, browns and goldens.

      1.78 miles away
    • Balbardie Park Golf Course Balbardie Park Golf Course
      Bathgate

      Our 9 hole golf course, suited in Balbardie Park of Peace @ Xcite Bathgate, offers players an ideal course suitable for beginners as well experienced golfers.

      1.90 miles away
    • Linlithgow Golf Club Linlithgow Golf Club
      Linlithgow

      Linlithgow Golf Club is a realtively short but challenging 18-hole course which sits high above the traditional and picturesque town of Linlithgow

      1.95 miles away
    • FREE Balbardie Park Peace Mile Balbardie Park of Peace
      Bathgate

      Balbardie Park of Peace, Bathgate

      1.97 miles away
    • Xcite Bathgate Pool Xcite Bathgate
      Bathgate

      Xcite Bathgate offers a great range of activities and facilities for all ages and abilities.

      2.02 miles away